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Aotus lanigera A.Cunn. ex Benth.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Aotus lanigera A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*

Description: Densely branched shrub to 2 m high; stems densely tomentose and with long, soft, often dark, spreading hairs.

Leaves alternate, whorled or spirally arranged, lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 10–25 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, apex acute, margins recurved or revolute, upper surface often glabrous, smooth, lower surface ± hairy; petiole 1–2 mm long.

Flowers 1-several in upper leaf axils; bracts 1–2 mm long; pedicels 2–3 mm long, villous. Calyx 5–6 mm long, villous; teeth acuminate. Corolla 8–15 mm long yellow.

Pod obovoid, 8–10 mm long, compressed, villous.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: late autumn to spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in scrub or heath on sandy soil; north of Taree NC; Qld.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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