Bossiaea walkeri -Cactus Bossiaea

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Bossiaea
Species: walkeri
Main Flower Colour: Red

Description

Rigid, much-branched shrub to 2 m high, ± glabrous; stems and branches flat and winged, 3–7 mm wide, often with a white, waxy surface.

Leaves reduced to scales c. 2 mm long.

Flowers 20–25 mm long; pedicels = 5 mm long; bracts several, mostly 1–1.5 mm long; bracteoles = 3.5 mm long, readily caducous. Calyx c. 10 mm long. Corolla red; standard much shorter than lower petals; keel c. 20 mm long. Ovary shortly stipitate with some hairs on margins, c. 20-ovuled.

Identification

The main flower colour is red.

References

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Location

Bio Regions

Great Victoria Desert (GVD)

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