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Kennedia coccinea subsp. esotera Lally

Nuytsia 20:211-214, Fig. 5 (2010)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Scientific Description

Twining or climbing plants, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 35-65 mm long, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 2.5-6.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 6-7 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 12-13.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red or orange, with some red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 11.5-12 mm long, glabrous, auriculate, wings 10-11.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 8.2-9 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen, 6-7.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 8.5-9 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 45-50 mm long, 7-8 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, not beaked. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Esperance IBRA regions.

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Beverley, Cranbrook, Esperance, Jerramungup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wandering, West Arthur.