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Kennedia carinata (Benth.) Domin

Věstn.Král.České Společn.Nauk.Tř.Mat.-Přír. 2:41 (1923)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Prostrate shrub. Fl. red-purple, Sep to Nov. Sandy, often gravelly soils. Swampy river flats, lower slopes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 22 July 1996

Scientific Description

Genus Kennedia. 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 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 13-105. Width (entire leaves only) Leaf width NaN (?). Scale leaves length mm long NaN (?). Leaflets Number three, Arrangement pinnately arranged. Terminal leaflet Presence present, Stalk stalked. Indumentum Presence hairy, Type simple. Stipules Presence present and persistent to older leaves, Glands with glands (?) or without glands (?), Ribs ribbed (?) or ribless (?). Length Stipule length NaN (?). Bracteoles Presence absent, Indumentum hairy (?) or glabrous (?), Striation striate (?) or not striate (?). Length Bracteole length NaN (?). Pedicel Presence present, Indumentum hairy. Length Pedicel length 12-25. Calyx Pustules or glands absent, Ribs ribless, Enlarged in fruit not accrescent. Length Calyx length 6-7. Indumentum Presence hairy, Type with simple hairs. Corolla Colour patterning multicoloured, Colour (when multicoloured - choose one colour) red or purple, Colour (when multicoloured - choose a second colour) red or purple, Petal claws ( the narrow base of the petals present. Length Corolla length 9-15.5. Indumentum Presence absent. Standard Indumentum glabrous, Auricles auriculate. Length Standard length 8-15. Wings Auricles not auriculate. Length Wing length 8-12.5. Keel Auricles not auriculate, Indumentum glabrous, Beak not beaked. Length Keel length 7.6-12.5. Stamens Number ten. Anthers anther length 0.4-0.7, Position at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short). Filaments Fusion united in an open sheath with one free stamen. Length Filament length 8-12.5. Ovary Placement sessile or subsessile. Indumentum Presence glabrous. Style Indumentum glabrous, Bearded ( with a tuft of hairs at apex ) not bearded, Apex terete. Length Style length 8-11. Fruit Type dehiscent (a pod or follicle), Constriction not constricted between the seeds, Compression flat or compressed, Placement sessile or subsessile, Beak not beaked. Length Fruit length 27-30. Width Fruit width 7-10. Indumentum Presence hairy, Indumentum type with simple hairs. Flowering time September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance or Swan Coastal Plain.

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mundaring, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Toodyay, West Arthur, Williams.