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Chorizema retrorsum J.M.Taylor & Crisp

Austral.Syst.Bot. 5:315-318,Fig.41 (1992)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Trailing or erect to climbing shrub, to 3 m high. Fl. orange/red & yellow & pink, Aug to Dec. Sandy soils, gravel, laterite, clay, loam.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 29 May 1996

Scientific Description

Twining or climbing plants, 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, 22-100 mm long, 5-25 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins dentate; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Pedicel present, 4-5.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent or present but early deciduous. Calyx 9.5-12 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 15-20 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, pink, red or orange, with some yellow, pink, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 12-18 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 11-17 mm long, not auriculate, keel 10-11 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, hairy at least in part. Stamens ten; anthers 0.8-1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5-8.5 mm long. Ovary hairy or glandular; style 7-10.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest and Warren IBRA regions.

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


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.