Bossiaea flexuosa J.H.Ross
Muelleria 23:130-132, Fig. 43 (2006)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 24 September 2007

Compact shrub, to 0.6 m high. Fl. yellow-orange-red-brown, Sep to Nov. Deep sandy soil.

Distribution

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

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Mardabilla, Recherche, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Esperance, Lake Grace.

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 absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), alternate, not continuous with stem, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, 1-1.7; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 3-3.6 mm long, hairy. Calyx 5-6 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or brown, with some yellow, red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7.5-9.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-8.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 9-10 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 united in an open sheath, 5-9.3 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 8-10 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 12-14 mm long, 3-4 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in September, 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).