Aeschynomene americana L. var. americana

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

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Mitchell, Pentecost, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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, 30-90 mm long, 5-7 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, without glands. Pedicel absent (flowers sessile) (?). Bracteoles present and persistent. Corolla uniformly coloured, mauve. Fruit indehiscent and not splitting into sections, 40 mm long, 20 mm wide, stipitate, constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, glabrous. Flowers in April, May and July. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte and Central Kimberley IBRA regions.