Eutaxia acanthoclada G.R.Hend. & Chappill
Nuytsia 20:144-146, Fig. 23 (2010)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 24 October 2007

Compact, mat-forming, prostrate shrub, to 0.3 m high. Fl. yellow/orange/red, Oct to Nov. Light brown sandy clay, shallow sandy loam, red clay over banded ironstone, gravel. Gently undulating plains.

Distribution

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

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Kondinin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.

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

Twining or climbing plants, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 1.7-4.5 mm long, 0.6-1 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves or present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 1.2-4.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles present and persistent, 1.3-2.5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 3.5-4.2 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 5.5-7 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 4.5-5.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 4.5-5.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 4.2-6 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5-0.6 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 1.8-5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 2.5-3.6 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 October and November. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).