Upside Down Plant

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Leptosema
Species: chambersii
Main Flower Colour: Red

Description

Widespread in desert areas, this little plant looks confused about which way is up.
Low, tufted shrub, growing to about 0.6 m high. The leaves are reduced leaving the much-branched, greyish coloured stems to carry out photosynthesis. The red pea flowers are clustered around the base of the plant. Grows in red sand and loam, on sandplains and dunes.

Flowering start in May and ends in December.

Identification

The main flower colour is red. Pea flowers clustered around base of plant, leafless stems.

References

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/4055
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:246801#tab_gallery

Created: 11 Jun 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 20 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

GVD - Great Victoria Desert

GAS - Gascoyne

LSD - Little Sandy Desert

GID - Gibson Desert

CER - Central Ranges

Specifics

east of Laverton, WA

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