Kennedia lateritia F.Muell. Augusta Kennedia
Fragm. 4:78 (1864)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River.

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

Twining or climbing plants. Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 60-120 mm long, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 16-20 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 7-8 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 7-7.5 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 18-21 mm long, uniformly coloured, red; claws present; standard 15-20 mm long, glabrous, auriculate, wings 13-16 mm long, not auriculate, keel 15-19 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen, 16-19 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 19-20 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 40-45 mm long, 8-11 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Warren and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).