Aotus franklandii Chappill & C.F.Wilkins

Nuytsia 17:460-462, Fig. 1 (2007)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, to 1.3 m high. Fl. orange-yellow, Oct. Grey humic sand. Flats, lower slopes, swamps.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 24 October 2007

Scientific Description

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 4-7 mm long, 1-3 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 0.5-1.2 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2-2.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or orange, with some yellow or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 9-10 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 8 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6.5-7.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.2-0.3 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5.5-6 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 5.5-7 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed. Flowers in October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 4 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Denmark, Manjimup, Plantagenet.