Bossiaea saxosa J.H.Ross
Muelleria 23:129-130, Fig. 42 (2006)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 24 September 2007

Erect, intricately-branched shrub, to 1.5 m high. Fl. yellow-cream, Sep to Oct. Stony, red soil. Woodlands.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 December 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, glabrous; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 4-5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles 1-1.2 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 4-5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-11 mm long, uniformly coloured, yellow; claws present; standard 9-10.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-9 mm long, not auriculate, keel 8-9 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 1-1.1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath, 7-8.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 10-12 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 September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).