Eutaxia lutea Chappill & G.R.Hend.
Nuytsia 20:127-128, Fig. 12 (2010)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 24 July 2001

Upright, spindly shrub, 0.2-0.6 m high. Fl. yellow & pink & brown, Sep to Oct. White clayey sand over limestone, brown loamy sand. Flats, roadsides.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 1.6-2 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, hairy or glabrous, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves or present and persistent to older leaves. Bracteoles present and persistent, 3-3.5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 3-4 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 5-7.3 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, pink or brown, with some yellow, pink or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 4-6.7 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5-5.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-5.2 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 3-4 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 4-4.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions.