Bossiaea laxa J.H.Ross
Muelleria 23:67-69, Fig. 19 (2006)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 24 September 2007

Lax, open, spreading shrub, to 2 m high. Fl. yellow-green, May. Brown loam over deep granite. Sheltered positions around outcrops.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Cross.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems flattened, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 8-20 mm long, 1-3 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 8-10 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles 1.7 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 6-8 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 13-15 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or green, with some yellow or green spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 12-13 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 12-13 mm long, not auriculate, keel 12-13.5 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-0.8 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath, 9-12 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 9-12 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 25 mm long, 5 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in May. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).