Hovea chorizemifolia (Sweet) DC. Holly-leaved Hovea
Prodr. 2:116 (1825)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 19 June 1996

Erect, slender, prickly shrub, 0.1-0.6 m high. Fl. blue-purple, May to Oct. Sand, laterite, gravel. Hills, breakaways, granite outcrops.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Toodyay, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, York.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 20-80 mm long, 4.5-5.5 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves or present and persistent to older leaves, 3.6-4 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 4.5-6.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 3-4 mm long, glabrous, not striate. Calyx 6.5-8 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 15-17 mm long, multicoloured, mostly purple or blue, with some purple or blue spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 13-16.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 10-10.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6.5-8 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5-0.8 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen, 5.2-6 mm long. Ovary stipitate or sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 7.3-8 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate or sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.