Daviesia microcarpa Interim Recovery Plan 2004-09: WA Interim recovery plan no. 234
Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation
- Daviesia microcarpa Interim Recovery Plan 2004-09. Interim Recovery Plan No. 234 (PDF - 378 KB) | (Word - 842 KB)
Daviesia microcarpa is a sprawling shrub to 40 cm high and 1 m wide, with 8-20 mm long needle-like phyllodes spirally arranged on tangled stems. The flowers, which are produced from August to September, are found towards the end of each stem. Each flower has a standard c. 4 mm long and 5 mm broad that is orange in colour with pinkish red veins. The wings are pinkish red with orange tips and the keel is pale orange pink. The flowers and pods (4-4.5 mm long) distinguish Daviesia microcarpa from nearly all its relatives as they are amongst the smallest in the genus (Crisp 1985). Daviesia microcarpa was formally described by M.D. Crisp in 1995.