Adenocarpus complicatus (L.) J.Gay
Durieu, Pl.Hispano-Lusit.sect.I,Astur.: 350 (1836)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 25 June 2002

Dense, much-branched, aromatic shrub, 1.5-4 m high. Fl. yellow, Oct. Sandy clay, laterite. Flats, hillslopes, disturbed sites.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Swan, Toodyay.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 December 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 7.5-11.5 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 1-1.5 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 5-5.5 mm long, hairy. Calyx 7-8.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10.5-12 mm long, uniformly coloured, yellow; standard 11-12 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 10-12 mm long, not auriculate, keel 13 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens anthers 1.2-1.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short), 9-10.7 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Flowers in October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest IBRA regions.