Bossiaea linophylla R.Br.
W.T.Aiton, Hort.Kew. Ed.2,4:268 (1812)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 24 May 1996

Erect shrub, (0.4-)0.7-2.2 m high. Fl. yellow & red, Jul to Dec. Sandy soils. Coastal limestone & dunes, granite rocks.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Collie, Cranbrook, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gnowangerup, Harvey, Kojonup, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet, West Arthur.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 15-34 mm long, 1-3.3 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 5-11 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles 1.2-2.5 mm long, hairy. Calyx 3.7-4.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.5-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7-7.2 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6.2-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6-6.5 mm long, not auriculate, hairy at least in part. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath, 5.2-6 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 5-6 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 15-16 mm long, 5-6 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous. Flowers in July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.