Eutaxia myrtifolia (Sm.) R.Br.
W.T.Aiton, Hort.Kew. Ed.2.3:16 (1811)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 19 May 2003

Prostrate to erect shrub, to 2 m high. Fl. orange-yellow/red, Feb or May or Jul to Dec. Black/white peaty sand, sandy clay loam, gravel, granite, quartzite. Rocky outcrops, moss swards, coastal wetlands, swamps, creekbanks.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Denmark, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 10-25 mm long, 2-5 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins or flat with recurved margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves or present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 4-5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles present and persistent, 0.7-1 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 5-6.4 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-11.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 9-10 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9-9.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7-7.5 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), 4.7-5.4 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 5-5.2 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 February, May, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.