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Eutaxia lutea Chappill & G.R.Hend.

Nuytsia 20:127-128, Fig. 12 (2010)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Upright, spindly shrub, 0.2-0.6 m high. Fl. yellow & pink & brown, Sep to Oct. White clayey sand over limestone, brown loamy sand. Flats, roadsides.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 24 July 2001

Scientific Description

Genus Eutaxia. Form erect. Habit shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems Indumentum glabrous, 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 opposite, Leaves simple, 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 1.6-2. Width (entire leaves only) Leaf width 0.5-1. Scale leaves length mm long NaN (?). Indumentum Presence hairy or glabrous, Type simple. Stipules Presence apparently absent even from the youngest leaves or present and persistent to older leaves, Glands with glands (?) or without glands (?), Ribs ribbed (?) or ribless (?). Length Stipule length NaN (?). Bracteoles Presence present and persistent, Indumentum glabrous, Striation not striate. Length Bracteole length 3-3.5. Pedicel Presence present (?) or absent (flowers sessile) (?), Indumentum hairy (?) or glabrous (?). Length Pedicel length NaN (?). Calyx Pustules or glands absent, Ribs ribbed, Enlarged in fruit not accrescent. Length Calyx length 3-4. Indumentum Presence hairy, Type with simple hairs. Corolla Colour patterning multicoloured, Colour (when multicoloured - choose one colour) yellow, pink or brown, Colour (when multicoloured - choose a second colour) yellow, pink or brown, Petal claws ( the narrow base of the petals present. Length Corolla length 5-7.3. Indumentum Presence absent. Standard Indumentum glabrous, Auricles not auriculate. Length Standard length 4-6.7. Wings Auricles not auriculate. Length Wing length 5-5.5. Keel Auricles not auriculate, Indumentum glabrous, Beak not beaked. Length Keel length 5-5.2. Stamens Number ten. Anthers anther length 0.3-0.4, Position at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short). Filaments Fusion free (or united at the very base). Length Filament length 3-4. Ovary Placement stipitate. Indumentum Presence hairy or glandular. Style Indumentum hairy or glandular towards the base, Bearded ( with a tuft of hairs at apex ) not bearded, Apex terete. Length Style length 4-4.5. Fruit Type dehiscent (a pod or follicle), Constriction not constricted between the seeds, Compression flat or compressed, Placement stipitate, Beak not beaked. Length Fruit length NaN (?). Width Fruit width NaN (?). Indumentum Presence hairy (?) or glabrous (?), Indumentum type with simple hairs (?) or with glandular hairs (?). Flowering time September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Mallee or Esperance.

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Esperance, Ravensthorpe.