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Daviesia apiculata Crisp

Austral.Syst.Bot. 8:1170,Fig.2 (1995)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. yellow, Nov or Jan to Mar. Deep sand, sand & gravel over laterite. Flats, winter-wet areas, amongst granite rocks.

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, 15-80 mm long, 1.5-2.5 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 0.8-1.2 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3-4 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 6.4-9 mm long, uniformly coloured, yellow; claws present; standard 4.8-6 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 4-5.7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 4-5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 3-4.2 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 3-7 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 15 mm long, 9 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in January, February, March and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions.

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Katanning, Recherche, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions
Eucla, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Corrigin, Esperance, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narembeen, Wickepin.