Daviesia podophylla Crisp
Nuytsia 5:164-165 (1984)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 6 June 1996

Erect or spreading, divaricately branched shrub, (0.15-)0.3-1(-1.5) m high, to 2 m wide. Fl. yellow/orange & red, Jul to Oct. Sand, often with lateritic gravel. Flats, sandplains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Belmont, Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Kalamunda, Moora, Northampton, Swan, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo.

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

Erect or prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite or alternate, not continuous with stem, 4-20 mm long, 1.5-9 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, 2-4 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3.5-4 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.2-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5.5-9 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.4-8 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5.6-8.2 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5.7-7 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 6.5-7 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 10-12 mm long, 9-10 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.