Leptosema daviesioides (Turcz.) Crisp

J.Adelaide Bot.Gard. 10:131 (1987)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Prostrate or erect, pungent shrub, 0.07-1.2(-2) m high, inflorescences basal. Fl. red, May to Sep. Mostly sandy soils.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 July 1996

Scientific Description

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling. Stems spiny at least in part, hairy. Leaves or phylloclades absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), glabrous, flat with flat margins, 0.5-1.5. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves (?) or present but early deciduous ( only visible on youngest leaves ) (?). Pedicel present, 2-15 mm long, hairy. Calyx 20-25 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Corolla NaN (?) mm long, uniformly coloured, red; claws present; standard 9-10 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, not auriculate, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base). Flowers in May and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Yalgoo, Murchison, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions.

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Mallee, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Merredin, Recherche, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Dundas, Esperance, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Narembeen, Northampton, Perenjori, Ravensthorpe, Shark Bay, Tammin, Westonia, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.