Daviesia spiralis Crisp Spiral-leaved Daviesia
Nuytsia 4:9-11 (1982)

Conservation Code: Priority Four
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 7 June 1996

Intricate, rounded shrub, 0.45-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow/orange & red/brown, Aug to Dec or Jan. Gravelly lateritic clay & sand.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wongan-Ballidu.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 20-60 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, 8-10 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 5-5.7 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9.5-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or brown, with some yellow, red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 9-10 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7.5-8.5 mm long, auriculate, keel 8-9.5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 6-9.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 8-10.2 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 10 mm long, 7 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in January, August and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).