Hovea acanthoclada

Hovea acanthoclada
Hovea acanthoclada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Hovea
Species: H. acanthoclada
Binomial name
Hovea acanthoclada
(Turcz.) F.Muell. [1]

Daviesia acanthoclada Turcz.

Hovea acanthoclada (Thorny Hovea) is a prickly shrub in the family Fabaceae, native to the south-west of Western Australia. It is erect and rigid in habit, growing to between 0.6 and 2 metres high[2] The species has purple or blue flowers that appear between July and October in its native range.[2] It occurs on rocky slopes and outcrops.[2]


  1. ^ "Hovea acanthoclada". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?TAXON_NAME=Hovea+acanthoclada. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hovea acanthoclada". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia. http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/3963.