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Daviesia audax Crisp

Austral.Syst.Bot. 8:1175,Fig.5 (1995)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect shrub, 0.5-2 m high. Fl. orange & red/brown, Sep. Gravelly sandy soils on laterite. Undulating plains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 31 May 1996

Scientific Description

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 25-65 mm long, 6-12 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2-4 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3.5-4.5 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 6.5-9 mm long, uniformly coloured, orange, mostly red or brown, with some red or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5.5-7 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.8-6 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5.5-6 mm long, beaked, auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.7-0.8 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4.2-6.2 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 6-7.5 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, beaked. Flowers in September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt and Mallee IBRA regions.

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dumbleyung, Kent, Kulin, Lake Grace, Wickepin.