Eutaxia hirsuta C.F.Wilkins & Chappill
Nuytsia 20:121-122, Fig. 6 (2010)

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


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Mallee.

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Kondinin, Merredin, Narembeen.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 December 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 1-2.5 mm long, 0.8-1.2 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 or present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 0.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 4-6 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 6.5-8 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-12 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 10-11 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 8.5-9.2 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7-7.4 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. 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), 4-6.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 4-4.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt and Mallee IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).