Eutaxia epacridoides Meisn.
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:64 (1844)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 10 June 1996

Erect or spreading, slender shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. yellow & red/brown, Apr or Sep to Oct. Sandy soils. Often swampy areas.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Capel, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup.

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

Erect or prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 6-15 mm long, 1.2-2.5 mm wide, glabrous, flat with recurved margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves or present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 1.5-2.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles present and persistent, 0.8-1 mm long, glabrous, not striate. Calyx 5.7-6.4 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8.5-10.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or brown, with some yellow, red or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7-10.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-9 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6-7.5 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 3.7-4.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 3-5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in April, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.