Chorizema reticulatum Meisn. Showy Flame Pea
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:34 (1844)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 28 May 1996

Erect, wiry shrub, 0.1-0.5 m high. Fl. pink & orange, Aug to Oct. Sand over laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Cranbrook, Denmark, Nannup, Plantagenet.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 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, 7-18 mm long, 1.5-8 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Pedicel present, 3-8 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent or present but early deciduous, 1 mm long, hairy. Calyx 5-7 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8.5-12 mm long, multicoloured, mostly pink or orange, with some pink or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7.5-10.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-10 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-6.5 mm long, not auriculate, hairy at least in part. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 3-6 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 4.5-6.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 11-13 mm long, 2.5-3 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.