Leafless Bitter-pea

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Daviesia
Species: brevifolia
Main Flower Colour: Orange

Description

Daviesia brevifolia (Leafless Bitter-pea) is a broom-like shrub in the family Fabaceae. It is endemic to Australia.

It grows to 1 metre in height and has phyllodes with pointed, recurved tips. These are 2 to 5 mm long. Obovate juvenile leaves may also be present. Apricot to brown-red pea flowers are produced between August and October in the species native range in South Australia and Victoria. These are followed by inflated pods which are about 15 mm long and 10 mm wide.

The species was first formally described by English botanist John Lindley in 1838 in Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia.

Flowering start in August and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is orange.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daviesia_brevifolia
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Location

Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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