Common name: Woody Cassia
Senna artemisioides subsp. x petiolaris Randell APNI*
Synonyms: Cassia eremophila var. platypoda (R.Br.) Benth. APNI*
Cassia desolata var. planipes (J.M.Black) Symon APNI*
Cassia phyllodinea R.Br. APNI*
Senna artemisioides subsp. petiolaris Randell APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–3 m high, usually with several main stems.
Mature leaves with pinnae. Petioles laterally compressed. Leaves with 1 or 2 pairs of pinnae; pinnae laterally compressed or horizontal, usually caducous, 10–25 mm long, 1–8 mm wide; petiole 20–60 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, straight or upcurved. Indumentum sparse or absent, sometimes pruinose.
Flowers in axillary sub-umbellate racemes near the ends of the branches; petals glabrous, 7–10 mm long, stamens 10, anthers obtuse on short robust filaments.
Pods flat, 4–8 cm long, 6–10 mm wide, straight or slightly curved.
Flowering: Flowers winter and spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Inland plains and rocky slopes.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. N.T.
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW Vol 2 (2002)
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