Daviesia flexuosa Benth.

Reference
Endl., Fenzl, Benth. & Schott, Enum.Pl. 32 (1837)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Erect, pungent shrub, 0.4-1(-2) m high. Fl. yellow & orange & red/brown, Jul to Oct. Sand, laterite, sandy or gravelly loam.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 4 June 1996
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Scientific Description

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem or continuous with stem, 10-40 mm long, 1-3 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, 2-2.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3-3.5 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 6-7 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or brown, with some yellow, red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5-5.6 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 3.5-4 mm long, not auriculate, keel 4.5-5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4.5-5.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 5-5.2 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, beaked. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 4 December 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.