Aphyllodium beardii R.L.Barrett Beard's Sand Dune Pea
Nuytsia 26:55-56, Fig. 16A-C (2015)

Conservation Code: Priority One
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Great Sandy Desert.

IBRA Subregions: McLarty.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Derby/west Kimberley, East Pilbara.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 December 2020

Erect, herb. Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 6-9 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, 4-4.5 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 1-1.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous, 1.5-2 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 3-3.6 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-10 mm long, uniformly coloured, purple; claws present; standard 8-9 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 8-9 mm long, not auriculate. Stamens ten, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen, 8.2-9 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 9-9.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Flowers in June, July and August. Occurs in the Northern and Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Great Sandy Desert IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).