Aotus subglauca Blakely & McKie APNI*
Description: Densely branched shrub to c. 1 m high; stem hairs white and appressed, sometimes with a few longer, spreading hairs.
Leaves usually in irregular whorls of 3, narrow-linear to lanceolate, 7–25 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, margins recurved to revolute, upper surface ± tuberculate, glabrous or with long hairs, lower surface often hoary; petiole 1–1.5 mm long.
Flowers 1–several in upper leaf axils; bracts 2–4 mm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long. Calyx 4 mm long, villous, teeth acute. Corolla 8–10 mm long; standard yellow with a large purple blotch in centre; wings yellow; keel red-purple.
Pod obovoid, 6–9 mm long, turgid, villous.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone and granite hills; north from the Georges R.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by B. Wiecek
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Leaves 1–3 mm wide, narrow-linear to lanceolate, margins recurved with most of lower surface visible, upper surface ± strongly tuberculate||var. subglauca|
|Leaves usually <1 mm wide, narrow-linear, margins revolute with midrib only visible below, upper surface ± smooth||var. filiformis|
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