Euchilopsis linearis (Benth.) F.Muell. Swamp Pea
Syst.Census Austral.Pl. 37 (1882)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 10 June 1996

Prostrate to ascending, many-stemmed, slender shrub, 0.1-1.2 m high. Fl. yellow-orange-red, Jun to Dec. White, grey or peaty sand. Swampy places.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Belmont, Beverley, Boddington, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Chittering, Cockburn, Collie, Dandaragan, Denmark, Gingin, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kwinana, Mandurah, Manjimup, Melville, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Perth, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Wandering, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, York.

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

Twining or climbing plants, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 8-20 mm long, 1-2 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, 3-8 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 5-7 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-16 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws absent; standard 10.5-12 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 8-9.6 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-6.3 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short), 3.5-6 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 6-6.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit 8-9 mm long, 6-7 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Flowers in June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Warren and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.