Daviesia purpurascens Crisp Purple-leaved Daviesia
J.Adelaide Bot.Gard. 2:274-276 (1980)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 6 June 1996

Erect shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. yellow & red/brown, Oct. Sandy or loamy soils over laterite. Flats, ridges.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Great Victoria Desert, Mallee, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Central, Eastern Murchison, Fitzgerald, Shield, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Gnowangerup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Laverton, Menzies, Yilgarn.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, continuous with stem, 10-65 mm long, 1-2.5 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2.5-4 mm long, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 6-7.4 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or brown, with some yellow, red or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5.3-5.7 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5-53 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-5.5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5-0.6 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 5 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 7-8 mm long, 5-6 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions.