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Callistachys lanceolata Vent.

Jard.Malmaison 2:115,Tab.115 (1805)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect shrub or tree, 1.5-7 m high. Fl. orange-yellow, Sep to Dec or Jan. Sandy soils. In damp areas: along watercourses, swamps.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 28 May 1996

Scientific Description

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 50-105 mm long, 7-30 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Pedicel present, 4-4.5 mm long, hairy. Calyx 8-9 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 11-14 mm long, multicoloured, mostly orange, with some red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 11-13 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9-10 mm long, not auriculate, keel 9-10.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.8-1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short), 8-10 mm long. Ovary; style 10-11.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Flowers in January, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 24 October 2023


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Collie, Cranbrook, Denmark, Esperance, Harvey, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wanneroo.