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Eutaxia acanthoclada G.R.Hend. & Chappill

Nuytsia 20:144-146, Fig. 23 (2010)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Compact, mat-forming, prostrate shrub, to 0.3 m high. Fl. yellow/orange/red, Oct to Nov. Light brown sandy clay, shallow sandy loam, red clay over banded ironstone, gravel. Gently undulating plains.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 24 October 2007

Scientific Description

Genus Eutaxia. Form twining or climbing plants. 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 spiny at least in part. 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 terete, Tuberculate tubercles absent, Pustules or glands absent. Length Leaf length 1.7-4.5. Width (entire leaves only) Leaf width 0.6-1. Scale leaves length mm long NaN (?). Indumentum Presence glabrous. 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 1.3-2.5. Pedicel Presence present, Indumentum glabrous. Length Pedicel length 1.2-4.5. Calyx Pustules or glands absent, Ribs ribless, Enlarged in fruit not accrescent. Length Calyx length 3.5-4.2. Indumentum Presence glabrous. Corolla Colour patterning multicoloured, Colour (when multicoloured - choose one colour) yellow, red or orange, Colour (when multicoloured - choose a second colour) yellow, red or orange, Petal claws ( the narrow base of the petals present. Length Corolla length 5.5-7. Indumentum Presence absent. Standard Indumentum glabrous, Auricles not auriculate. Length Standard length 4.5-5.5. Wings Auricles not auriculate. Length Wing length 4.5-5.5. Keel Auricles not auriculate, Indumentum glabrous, Beak not beaked. Length Keel length 4.2-6. Stamens Number ten. Anthers anther length 0.5-0.6, Position at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short). Filaments Fusion free (or united at the very base). Length Filament length 1.8-5. 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 2.5-3.6. 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, Indumentum type with simple hairs. Flowering time October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Coolgardie, Mallee or Esperance. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).

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


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Kondinin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.