Bossiaea

Bossiaea rhombifolia, copyright John Tann.

Belongs within: Mirbelieae.

Bossiaea is an Australian genus of leguminous shrubs with stems modified into terete or flattened cladodes and bearing flowers with stamens fused into a sheath split on the upper side. Petals are most commonly orange to yellow, often with dark red to purplish brown markings. Pods are more or less compressed.

<==Bossiaea
    |--B. aquifoliumM06
    |    |--B. a. ssp. aquifoliumM06
    |    `--B. a. ssp. laidlawianaM06
    |--B. armitiiM87
    |--B. barrettiorumLK14
    |--B. bossiaeoidesB12
    |--B. buxifoliaM87
    |--B. carinalisB00
    |--B. cordigeraCP13
    |--B. ensataH87
    |--B. eriocarpaM87
    |--B. foliosaM87
    |--B. heterophyllaG75
    |--B. kiamensisM87
    |--B. linophyllaM87
    |--B. microphyllaM87
    |--B. obcordataA89
    |--B. ornataRL05
    |--B. praetermissaGK00
    |--B. preissiiG04
    |--B. rhombifoliaB00
    |    |--B. r. var. rhombifoliaMB08
    |    `--B. r. var. concolor Maiden & Betche 1908MB08
    |--B. rufaGK00
    |--B. scortechiniiC08
    |--B. spinosaK90
    |--B. stephensonii von Mueller 1887M87
    `--B. walkeriK90

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[A89] Auld, T. D. 1989. Larval survival in the soil and adult emergence in Melanterius Erichson and Plaesiorhinus Blackburn (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) following seed feeding on Acacia and Bossiaea (Fabaceae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 28: 235–238.

[B00] Braby, M. F. 2000. Butterflies of Australia: their identification, biology and distribution vol. 2. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood (Victoria).

[B12] Braby, M. F. 2012. The butterflies of El Questro Wilderness Park, with remarks on the taxonomy of the Kimberley fauna, Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 27 (2): 161–175.

[C08] Cambage, R. H. 1908. Notes on the native flora of New South Wales. Part VI. Deepwater to Torrington and Emmaville. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 33 (1): 45–65, pls 1–2.

[CP13] Cardoso, D., R. T. Pennington, L. P. de Queiroz, J. S. Boatwright, B.-E. Van Wyk, M. F. Wojciechowski & M. Lavin. 2013. Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes. South African Journal of Botany 89: 58–75.

[G04] Gibson, N. 2004. Flora and vegetation of the Eastern Goldfields Ranges: part 7. Middle and South Ironcap, Digger Rock and Hatter Hill. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (2): 49–62.

[GK00] Gibson, N., & G. J. Keighery. 2000. Flora and vegetation of the Byenup-Muir reserve system, south-west Western Australia. CALMScience 3 (3): 323–402.

[G75] Gross, G. F. 1975. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera—Part I. Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia.

[H87] Haviland, E. 1887. Flowering seasons of Australian plants. No. II. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (4): 1103–1104.

[K90] Keighery, G. J. 1990. Vegetation and flora of Shark Bay, Western Australia. In: Berry, P. F., S. D. Bradshaw & B. R. Wilson (eds) Research in Shark Bay: Report of the France-Australe Bicentenary Expedition Committee pp. 61–87. Western Australian Museum.

[LK14] Lyons, M. N., G. J. Keighery, L. A. Gibson & T. Handasyde. 2014. Flora and vegetation communities of selected islands off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 81: 205–244.

[MB08] Maiden, J. H., & E. Betche. 1908. Notes from the Botanic Gardens, Sydney. No. 13. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 33: 304–319.

[M06] McCaw, W. L. 2006. Asplenium aethiopicum recolonises karri forest following timber harvesting and burning. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 89 (3): 119–122.

[M87] Mueller, F. von. 1887. Some hitherto undescribed plants of New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (4): 1105–1110.

[RL05] Rafferty, C., & B. B. Lamont. 2005. Selective feeding by macropods on vegetation regenerating following fire. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 88 (4): 155–165.

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