Aotus carinata Meisn.
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 2:215 (1848)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 23 May 1996

Erect, slender shrub, 0.6-1.5 m high. Fl. orange/yellow & red, Sep to Nov. Sandy soils. Seasonally wet flats.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 8-10 mm long, 1.5-2 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, 2-2.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2.5-4.6 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8-9 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-8.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6-9 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5-8 mm long. Ovary stipitate or sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 4.5-6 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed. Flowers in September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest and Warren IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).