Dillwynia uncinata (Turcz.) J.M.Black Silky Parrot Pea
Fl.S.Austral. 303 (1924)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 6 December 2004

Erect, divaricately branched shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. orange & yellow & red, Aug to Oct. Sandy soils, gravel, clay, lateritic soils. Dunes, swampy areas, undulating plains.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Mardabilla, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Bruce Rock, Busselton, Capel, Cunderdin, Donnybrook-Balingup, Dumbleyung, Dundas, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Nannup, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, West Arthur, Wickepin.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 5-14 mm long, 0.8-1 mm wide, glabrous, terete or strongly incurved, appearing terete but grooved above; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2-2.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 7-8.2 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9-13 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 10.5-12 mm long, glabrous, wings 7.5-10 mm long, keel 7-8 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.7-0.9 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 3-5 mm long. Ovary hairy or glandular; style 1.5-2.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.