Eutaxia nanophylla Chappill & C.F.Wilkins
Nuytsia 17:478-480, Fig. 5 (2007)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 6 October 2004

Straggly, rounded shrub, to 0.35 m high. Fl. yellow&orange&red, Oct to Nov. Clayey sand, red clay, stoney clayey loam. Low-lying areas, damp flats, slopes, undulating plains, low stony ridges.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Murchison, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Gnowangerup, Kent, Kondinin, Menzies, West Arthur.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 1-1.5 mm long, 0.4-1.2 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. Pedicel present, 0.6-1 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 1.6-1.8 mm long, glabrous, not striate. Calyx 3-3.8 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 5-7 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 4-6.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5-5.6 mm long, not auriculate, keel 4-5.2 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4-5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 5-5.6 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in October and November. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Murchison, Coolgardie, Jarrah Forest and Mallee IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).