Bossiaea lalagoides F.Muell.
Fragm. 4:12-13 (1863)

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


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Cranbrook, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, West Arthur.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 15-25 mm long, 2-8 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 10-11 mm long, hairy. Calyx 7.5-9 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 12-14 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or brown, with some yellow or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 11-12 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9-11 mm long, not auriculate, keel 11-12 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath, 8-10 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 10-13 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Occurs in the in the Jarrah Forest and Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).