Seeds of South Australia
Daviesia stricta (Leguminosae)
Flinders Ranges Bitter-pea
List of species for Daviesia
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Herbarium region:
Flinders Ranges
NRM region:
South Australian Arid Lands
IBRA region
Broughton (FLB02)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [relictual, southern most limit]
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [relictual, southern most limit]
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [localised]
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Daviesia]
Name derivation:
Daviesia named after the Rev. Hugh Davies (1739-1821), a Welsh botanist and an Anglican clergyman. Stricta from the Latin 'strictus' meaning very upright or very straight, referring to the branchlets and phyllodes, which are usually stiffly erect.
Endemic to South Australia and found only in the northern Flinders Ranges growing on ridge-tops and precipitous mountain slopes on skeletal, quartzite-derived soils in mallee-shrubland
Native. Rare in South Australia.
Plant description:
Open shrub to 1.5 m tall with rigidly erect branchlets that are compressed, narrowly winged, and smooth. Phyllodes arranged spirally, erect or ascending; flat, narrow to linear-elliptic, obtuse or acute; articulate at base, to 100 mm long and 15 mm with with prominent midrib; glaucescent. Inflorescence in umbels of 1-5 per axil with orange  purplish-centred pea-flowers, fading to yellow-brown. Flowering in October.