Bossiaea cinerea

Common Name:

Showy Bossiaea



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (DEJKNPTWXY) also SA, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sandy heaths and heathy woodlands and forests 1

Flower Description:

Red and yellow 2


Erect or spreading shrub to 1.5 m tall 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has stems with a dense covering of hairs. The leaves are dark green and have a hairless upper surface that is minutely warty and a pale and a hairy lower surface 2
Leaves are triangular in shape and almost stalkless 3


Image: Gill Brown
Image: Gill Brown
Image: Gill Brown

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.