Kennedia carinata (Benth.) Domin

Věstn.Král.České Společn.Nauk.Tř.Mat.-Přír. 2:41 (1923)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Prostrate shrub. Fl. red-purple, Sep to Nov. Sandy, often gravelly soils. Swampy river flats, lower slopes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 July 1996

Scientific Description

Twining or climbing plants. Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 13-105 mm long, 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. Pedicel present, 12-25 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 6-7 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9-15.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red or purple, with some red or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8-15 mm long, glabrous, auriculate, wings 8-12.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7.6-12.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.7 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen, 8-12.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 8-11 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 27-30 mm long, 7-10 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Flowers in September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 4 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mundaring, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Toodyay, West Arthur, Williams.