Daviesia obovata Turcz.
Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 26(1):262 (1853)

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

Brief Description
Ben Richardson, Monday 2 September 2019

Erect, slender shrub, 0.7-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow & black, Sep to Nov. Stony loam, sandy loam. Hillslopes, outcrops.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Gnowangerup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

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, alternate, continuous with stem, 40-105 mm long, 10-50 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, 1.5-2.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 8-9 mm long, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-12 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or black, with some yellow or black spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 10-12 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9-9.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7.5-8 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.6 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 6-7 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 7 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 15-20 mm long, 8-12 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).