Desmodium flagellare Benth.
Fl.Austral. 2:233 (1864)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 7 June 1996

Spreading annual, herb, 0.15-0.25 m high. Cracking clay.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Victoria Bonaparte P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, herb. Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 30-40 mm long, 6-20 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 5-5.6 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 3-6 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3-4.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Stamens ten; filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen. Fruit indehiscent and not splitting into sections, sessile or subsessile, constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the Victoria Bonaparte IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).