Bossiaea zarae R.L.Barrett Princess May Winged Pea
Nuytsia 26:60-62, Fig. 18 (2015)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Northern Kimberley.

IBRA Subregions: Mitchell.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Derby/west Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems flattened or winged, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present or absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), simple, alternate, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, 1-2; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 1.5-6 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles 1 mm long, glabrous, not striate. Calyx 5-7 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-13 mm long, uniformly coloured, yellow; claws present; standard 8.5-12 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5-6 mm long, not auriculate, keel 12-15 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath, 9-11 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 4-5 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in January and August. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the Northern Kimberley IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).