Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb. Purple Bean
Symb.Antill. 9:457 (1928)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 17 August 2007

Trailing or twining, stoloniferous perennial, herb or climber, to 5 m high, to 5 m wide. Fl. red/purple, Mar to Nov. Sand, clay, alluvium. Creek lines, dunes, edges of seasonal wetlands & mangroves, road verges,disturbed areas.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Geraldton Sandplains, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester, Geraldton Hills, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Perth, Pindanland, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Belmont, Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Greater Geraldton, Karratha, Northampton, Wyndham-East Kimberley.