Daviesia longifolia Benth.
Lindl., Sketch Veg.Swan R. 14 (1839)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 5 June 1996

Many-stemmed, spreading shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high, to 2 m wide. Fl. yellow & red/brown/purple, Sep to Dec. Lateritic soils.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Busselton, Carnamah, Chittering, Coorow, Corrigin, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Cunderdin, Dandaragan, Dumbleyung, Gingin, Harvey, Kalamunda, Katanning, Kojonup, Kondinin, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Pingelly, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling, York.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 2020

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 40-230 mm long, 0.8-2 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 4.5-6 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3.5-4.3 mm long, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-9.5 mm long, multicoloured, yellow, mostly yellow, red or brown, with some yellow, red or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6.5-7.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.5-6 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5.5-6 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.2-0.3 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 3.5-5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 4-6 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, beaked. Flowers in September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.