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Indigofera boviperda subsp. eremaea Peter G.Wilson & Rowe

Nuytsia 25:256, 257 (2015)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub, to 1 m high. Sand. In dune swales.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 20 January 2003

Scientific Description

Genus Indigofera. Form prostrate,spreading or scrambling. Habit shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems Indumentum hairy, Pustules or glands absent, Striation (stems ribbed) not striate, Cross section terete, Spiny on any part of plant not spiny. Leaves or phylloclades Presence clearly present, Position alternate, Leaves compound, Leaves or phylloclade continuous with stem not continuous with stem, Cross section of leaf or leaflet flat with flat margins, Margins of leaf or leaflet entire, Tuberculate tubercles absent, Pustules or glands absent. Length Leaf length 15-25. Width (entire leaves only) Leaf width NaN (?). Scale leaves length mm long NaN (?). Leaflets Number three or more than three, Number of leaflets (if more than three) 3-7, Arrangement pinnately arranged. Terminal leaflet Presence present, Stalk stalked. Indumentum Presence hairy, Type simple. Stipules Presence present and persistent to older leaves, Glands without glands, Ribs ribless. Length Stipule length 2.7-3.3. Bracteoles Presence present but early deciduous, Indumentum hairy (?) or glabrous (?), Striation striate (?) or not striate (?). Length Bracteole length NaN (?). Pedicel Presence present, Indumentum hairy. Length Pedicel length 0.5-1. Calyx Pustules or glands absent, Ribs ribless, Enlarged in fruit not accrescent. Length Calyx length 1.7-2. Indumentum Presence hairy, Type with simple hairs. Corolla Colour patterning uniformly coloured, Colour (when uniformly coloured) purple, Petal claws ( the narrow base of the petals present (?) or absent (?). Length Corolla length NaN (?). Indumentum Presence absent (?) or present (?). Standard Indumentum hairy at least in part (?) or glabrous (?), Auricles auriculate (?) or not auriculate (?). Length Standard length NaN (?). Wings Auricles auriculate (?) or not auriculate (?). Length Wing length NaN (?). Keel Auricles auriculate (?) or not auriculate (?), Indumentum hairy at least in part (?) or glabrous (?), Beak beaked (?) or not beaked (?). Length Keel length NaN (?). Stamens Number ten. Anthers anther length NaN (?), Position at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short). Filaments Fusion united in an open sheath with one free stamen. Length Filament length 3-4. Ovary Placement stipitate (?) or sessile or subsessile (?). Indumentum Presence hairy or glandular. Style Indumentum hairy or glandular towards the base, Bearded ( with a tuft of hairs at apex ) bearded (with a tuft of hairs at apex), Apex terete. Length Style length 4-4.5. Fruit Type dehiscent (a pod or follicle), Constriction not constricted between the seeds, Compression round in cross-section, Placement sessile or subsessile, Beak not beaked. Length Fruit length 15-27. Width Fruit width 3.5. Indumentum Presence hairy, Indumentum type with simple hairs. Flowering time April or May. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara or Little Sandy Desert.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 17 April 2024


IBRA Regions
Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Chichester, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, McLarty, Rudall.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara.