Aotus carinata Meisn.

Reference
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 2:215 (1848)
Conservation Code
Priority Four
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

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

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 May 1996

Scientific Description

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).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Augusta Margaret River, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup.