Collie Jacksonia  |  

Jacksonia velveta

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Jacksonia sp. Collie (C.J.Koch 177), Family Fabaceae, also known as Collie Jacksonia, is an erect, densely branching shrub up to 2 m high by 1 m wide, not resinous, with sharply pointed phyllodes (flattened leaf staks). The branches are grey-green, angular and prominently ribbed. The buds are dusty pink with hairs of two types: dense, appressed, straight, peltate, white hairs approximately 0.1 mm long, and scattered, spreading, straight, simple, white hairs approximately 0.4 mm long. The standard is yellow-orange with red markings in the throat and the wings are also yellow-orange but without markings. The keel is pale apricot to yellow-green without markings. The fruit is woody, without horizontal cracks, with dense, straight, simple, white external hairs approximately 0.8 mm long that last until next seasonÕs flowering. Flowering occurs from November to December. Collie Jacksonia differs from its close relatives in having strongly angular buds with velvety hairs, and having the largest flowers (Brown et al. 1998; Chappill et al., 2007).
Jacksonia sp. Collie (C.J.Koch 177) differs from Jacksonia epiphyllum in having fine rather than long coarse hairs on the calyx, smaller bracteoles and longer pedicels (Brown et al. 1998; Chappill et al., 2007). This species is now known as Jacksonia velveta (Chappill et al., 2007).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Jacksonia sp. Collie

    The main potential threats to Collie Jacksonia include inappropriate fire regimes and forest operations.