Bossiaea buxifolia A.Cunn. APNI*
Description: Prostrate to procumbent shrub to 50 cm high, occasionally erect to 1.3 m high; stems terete, pubescent.
Leaves alternate, simple, variable in shape, elliptic to circular or ovate, 2–5 mm long, base often ± cordate, margins recurved, upper surface darker than below, venation ± conspicuous; petiole short; stipules 1–2 mm long.
Flowers 6–10 mm long; pedicels 6–10 mm long; bracts few, ≤ 1 mm long; bracteoles 1–2 mm long, inserted on upper half of pedicel, persistent. Calyx 3–6 mm long, pubescent. Standard dark-coloured outside, ± longer than yellow and orange wings; keel purplish. Ovary ± sessile, glabrous with ciliate margins, c. 8-ovuled.
Pod narrow-oblong, c. 20 mm long.
Flowering: mostly October–November
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in various habitats.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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