Bossiaea concinna Benth.
Fl.Austral. 2:161 (1864)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 24 May 1996

Erect, prickly shrub, 0.4-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow & red/brown, Jun to Sep. White or red sand, gravel.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Jerramungup, Tammin, Williams, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 December 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, 2.5-5.5 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 5-7 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 4-5 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8.5-12 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or brown, with some yellow, red or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8-10 mm long, glabrous, wings 5.3-7.3 mm long, keel 7-7.4 mm long, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath, 4.5-6.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate; style 4.5-6.6 mm long, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in June, July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Mallee IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).