Beautiful Daviesia  |  

Daviesia speciosa

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Daviesia speciosa, Family Fabaceae, also known as Beautiful Daviesia, is a bluish-green
leafless low shrub with stiff erect pungent stems. It grows to 1 m high and 2 m wide, with
multiple stems arising from a woody rootstock. New stems are produced from the rootstock
following disturbance. It flowers from March to June, with enlarged red pea flowers that are
probably modified for bird-pollination, although fruit are apparently never produced (Crisp,
1995; Brown et al., 1998). Observations of some populations have been made over many
years, but birds have not been seen visiting the flowers. Hand-pollination trials have also been
conducted but the flowers pollinated did not set fruit (Schwarten, 1995).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Daviesia speciosa

    Threats The main identified threats to Beautiful Daviesia include roadwork or widening construction of fire breaks gravel extraction and frequent fire.