Dillwynia sp. Capel (P.A. Jurjevich 1771)

Conservation Code: Priority One
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 6 December 2004

Erect, open, spreading shrub, to 2 m high. Fl. yellow & orange & red & pink, Sep to Oct. Littered grey loamy sand, rocky soils. Valleys, rangelands.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Capel, Manjimup, Nannup.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 4-5 mm long, 0.5-0.7 mm wide, glabrous, strongly incurved, appearing terete but grooved above; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves, without glands (?). Pedicel present, 2.5-3 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 5-6 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10.5-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red or orange, with some red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 10-10.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9.5-10 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-6 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 2.5-4.5 mm long. Ovary hairy or glandular; style 1.5-2 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).