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 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.
Distribution:
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
Status:
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 with purplish centre pea-flowers fading yellow-brown. Flowering in October.