Daviesia euphorbioides Benth. Wongan Cactus
Fl.Austral. 2:88 (1864)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 4 June 1996

Shrub, 0.4-0.8 m high. Fl. yellow & red, Jul to Sep. Clayey sand, sandy gravel. Flats, sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dowerin, Goomalling, Wongan-Ballidu.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 15-20 mm long, 9-13 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, 1-2 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3-5 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.5-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7.5-8.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6.5-8.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6.5-7 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.2-0.5 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 8-9 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, beaked. Flowers in July, August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).