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Daviesia divaricata Benth. subsp. divaricata

Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.4-2 m high, 0.45-4 wide. Fl. yellow/orange & red/purple, Aug to Nov. Sand, limestone, laterite. Woodlands, low open heath, roadside sandplain, gentle slopes.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 8 June 1999

Scientific Description

Erect or prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete or flattened, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), alternate, not continuous with stem, glabrous, flat with incurved margins (conduplicate); margins entire; tubercles absent, 1; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 4.5-6.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2.8-4.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.5-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or purple, with some yellow, red, orange or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6.4-9.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.3-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6-6.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5-0.7 mm long; filaments free (or united at the very base), 5-6 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 6.2-7 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 12-20 mm long, 12-15 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in August, September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Katanning, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Cambridge, Canning, Capel, Carnamah, Chittering, Claremont, Cockburn, Coorow, Dandaragan, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gosnells, Harvey, Irwin, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Kwinana, Mingenew, Moora, Mundaring, Murray, Perth, South Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Three Springs, Victoria Park, Wanneroo, Waroona.