Bossiaea celata J.H.Ross
Muelleria 23:135-138, Fig. 46 (2006)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 24 September 2007

Compact, intricately-branched shrub, to 0.8 m high. Fl. yellow-red-orange, Sep to Oct. Deep sand. Open mallee.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Southern Cross.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Yilgarn.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, hairy or glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), alternate, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 2-3.5 mm long, hairy. Calyx 5.5-6.6 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 9.5-10.5 mm long, glabrous, wings 8.5-9 mm long, keel 8-10 mm long, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.7-1.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath, 6.5-9 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 9.5-10.3 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 20-22 mm long, 5-6 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).