Bossiaea sp. Jackson Range (G. Cockerton & S. McNee LCS 13614)

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

Distribution

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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Southern Cross, Tallering.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Perenjori, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 2-5 mm long, 1.7-2.5 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 7-7.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles 1 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 4.5-5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9-9.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8.3 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.6-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5.5-7 mm long, not auriculate, hairy at least in part. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath, 4.5-5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 5.5-5.6 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in March, May, July and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Yalgoo, Coolgardie and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).