Daviesia cordata Sm. Bookleaf
Trans.Linn.Soc.London 9:259 (1808)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 31 May 1996

Erect, slender shrub, 0.5-2 m high. Fl. yellow/orange & red/brown, Jul to Dec or Jan. Lateritic or granitic soils. Undulating plains, hills, ridges.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Busselton, Collie, Cranbrook, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Toodyay, Wagin, Wandering, West Arthur.

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, alternate, not continuous with stem, 45-175 mm long, 20-65 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 4-6 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 5.5-8.5 mm long, accrescent (enlarged in fruit), glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-14 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or brown, with some yellow, red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7-12 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 8-11 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7.5-9 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-0.7 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 7-8.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 7.5-10 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, with glandular hairs (?), beaked. Flowers in January, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Warren and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.