Aotus lanea Chappill & C.F.Wilkins
Nuytsia 17:462-464, Fig. 3 (2007)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 24 October 2007

Prostrate shrub, to 0.2 m high. Fl. red/orange/brown, Apr or Oct. Grey clayey sand, yellow clay, deep siliceous sand. Edges of salt lakes, valleys.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Kondinin.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, 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, 4.5-8 mm long, 2-3 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, 2.6-3 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 5.5-6 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8.5-10.2 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or brown, with some yellow, red or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8.4-8.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6.5-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6.7-8 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-0.8 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 7.4 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 7.5-9 mm long, glabrous, flattened at apex. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed. Flowers in April and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).