Bossiaea bracteosa F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Multistemmed shrub to 2.5 m high, ± glabrous; main stems finally terete, branches flat, winged, ≤ 15 mm wide.
Leaves reduced to scales, 1–2 mm long.
Flowers 8–10 mm long; pedicels 1–3 mm long; bracts several, distichous, c. 2 mm long, persistent; bracteoles obscure, caducous. Calyx 4–5 mm long. Petals golden-yellow with dark red markings on keel and occasionally wings. Ovary shortly stipitate, glabrous, c. 6–8-ovuled.
Pod oblong to elliptic, 2.5–4.5 cm long, stipe 5–6 mm long.
Flowering: early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on slate-derived soils and riverbank sand between boulders; rare, south from Abercrombie Caves.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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