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Indigofera eriophylla Peter G.Wilson & Rowe

Nuytsia 25:266-268, Fig. 7 (2015)
Conservation Code
Priority One
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading shrub, 0.2-0.3 m high. Fl. pink-purple, Jul to Sep. Sand. Rises.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 20 November 2000

Scientific Description

Genus Indigofera. Form erect. 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 25-38. Width (entire leaves only) Leaf width NaN (?). Scale leaves length mm long NaN (?). Leaflets Number more than three, Number of leaflets (if more than three) 5, 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 2-5. 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 0.8-1. Calyx Pustules or glands absent, Ribs ribless, Enlarged in fruit not accrescent. Length Calyx length 4.6-5. Indumentum Presence hairy, Type with simple hairs. Corolla Colour patterning multicoloured, Colour (when multicoloured - choose one colour) pink or purple, Colour (when multicoloured - choose a second colour) pink or purple, Petal claws ( the narrow base of the petals absent. Length Corolla length 6. Indumentum Presence absent. Standard Indumentum glabrous, Auricles not auriculate. Length Standard length 4.6. Wings Auricles not auriculate. Length Wing length 3.7. Keel Auricles not auriculate, Indumentum glabrous, Beak not beaked. Length Keel length 4.8. Stamens Number ten. Anthers anther length 0.5, Position at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short). Filaments Fusion united in an open sheath with one free stamen. Length Filament length 4.2-5.5. Ovary Placement stipitate (?) or sessile or subsessile (?). Indumentum Presence glabrous. Style Indumentum glabrous, Bearded ( with a tuft of hairs at apex ) not bearded, Apex terete. Length Style length 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 20-25. Width Fruit width 2.3-3. Indumentum Presence hairy, Indumentum type with simple hairs. Flowering time July, August or September. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Gascoyne or Murchison. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).

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


IBRA Regions
Gascoyne, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Augustus, Western Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnarvon, Murchison, Upper Gascoyne.