Bossiaea divaricata Turcz.
Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 26 (1):285 (1853)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 24 May 1996

Shrub, to 0.6 m high. Sandy lateritic soils.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent.

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, 10-17 mm long, 3.2-7 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 2-4.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles 2-4.5 mm long, hairy or glabrous. Calyx 5.6-7 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or brown, with some yellow, red or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6-9 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7.5-9 mm long, not auriculate, keel 8-10 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.7-0.8 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath, 7-9.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 7.8-11 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 12-15 mm long, 5-7 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).