Daviesia arenaria Crisp

Sandhill Bitter-pea

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 2: 163 (1980) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Low spreading shrub to 1.5 m tall; branches grey-hispid or rarely glabrous; branchlets terete, ribbed, divaricate, rigid, spinescent. Phyllodes cordate, broad- to narrow-elliptic, rarely obovate, 2.5–10 mm long, 1.5–8 mm wide, V-shaped in section, green, stiffly pubescent, apex tapered, pungent, cuspidate, base cordate to cuneate; midrib prominent on lower surface; venation obscure. Inflorescences 1–2 per axil, 1-flowered; pedicels 2–3 mm long, subtended by several broad-ovate bracts to c. 1 mm long. Calyx 3–4 mm long including c. 0.5 mm receptacle, teeth subequal, acute, margins fimbriate; corolla mostly orange-pink, maroon and yellow; standard depressed-ovate, 6–7 mm long, 5–6 mm wide, orange-pink with a yellowish centre. Pod obliquely triangular, 6–7 mm long, c. 4 mm wide; seed 1, ellipsoid, c. 3 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

DunT, Glep, GGr, LoM, MuM, RobP, VAlp, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Confined to the west of the state where found in mallee scrublands and open-forests usually on deep sand or skeletal soils. .

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Fabaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Daviesia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Daviesia arenaria in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Daviesia arenaria in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales