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Indigofera chamaeclada subsp. pubens Peter G.Wilson & Rowe

Nuytsia 25:259, 260-261 (2015)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Scientific Description

Genus Indigofera. Form twining or climbing plants. Habit herb. 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 15-25. 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) 7-9, 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 2-2.5. Bracteoles Presence present and persistent (?), absent (?) or present but early deciduous (?), Indumentum hairy (?) or glabrous (?), Striation striate (?) or not striate (?). Length Bracteole length NaN (?). Pedicel Presence present (?) or absent (flowers sessile) (?), Indumentum hairy (?) or glabrous (?). Length Pedicel length NaN (?). Calyx Pustules or glands absent, Ribs ribless, Enlarged in fruit not accrescent. Length Calyx length 3.5-4. Indumentum Presence hairy, Type with simple hairs. Corolla Colour patterning multicoloured, Colour (when multicoloured - choose one colour) pink, red or white, Colour (when multicoloured - choose a second colour) pink, red or white, Petal claws ( the narrow base of the petals absent. Length Corolla length 5-6.5. Indumentum Presence present. Standard Indumentum hairy at least in part, Auricles not auriculate. Length Standard length 5-6. Wings Auricles not auriculate. Length Wing length 3.5-4. Keel Auricles not auriculate, Indumentum hairy at least in part, Beak not beaked. Length Keel length 5-6.5. Stamens Number ten. Anthers anther length 0.5-0.6, Position at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short). Filaments Fusion united in an open sheath with one free stamen. Length Filament length 3-4.5. Ovary Placement stipitate. Indumentum Presence hairy or glandular. Style Indumentum hairy or glandular towards the base, Bearded ( with a tuft of hairs at apex ) bearded (with a tuft of hairs at apex), Apex terete. Length Style length 4-5.5. 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 15-25. Width Fruit width 1.5-3. Indumentum Presence hairy, Indumentum type with simple hairs. Flowering time June, July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara or Carnarvon.

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


IBRA Regions
Carnarvon, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Cape Range, Hamersley, Wooramel.
IMCRA Regions
Pilbara (nearshore), Shark Bay.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Ashburton, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Port Hedland.