Dillwynia laxiflora Benth.
Endl., Bot.Arch.(Hugel) 1:Tab.9 (1837)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 13 April 2007

Spreading shrub, to 1.25 m high. Fl. yellow & red, Oct. Yellow gravelly sand, red-brown gravel. Crests of hills.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Busselton, Chittering, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dumbleyung, Gingin, Katanning, Kojonup, Manjimup, Murray, Narrogin, Northam, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, York.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 3.6-8 mm long, 0.5-0.8 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 3.5-4 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 3.5-5 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.2-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8.5-10 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-7.5 mm long, keel 5-6 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.6 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 2.5-4 mm long. Ovary hairy or glandular; style 1.5-1.8 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.