Bossiaea simulata J.H.Ross
Muelleria 23:132-135, Fig. 44 (2006)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 24 September 2007

Compact shrub, to 1 m high. Fl. yellow, Oct to Dec. Sandy loam. Well-drained sites, raised sites in salt lakes, sand dunes above samphire zone.


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

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Esperance.

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, 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, 2 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles 1.5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 4-5.2 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9-10 mm long, uniformly coloured, yellow; claws present; standard 9.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6-10 mm long, not auriculate, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; filaments united in an open sheath. Ovary terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 13-18 mm long, 6-7 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in July, August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt and Mallee IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).