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Common name: Leafy Bossiaea
Bossiaea foliosa A.Cunn. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 1.5 m high; stems terete, ± densely white pubescent.
Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate; lamina ≤ 3 mm long, often folded upwards from midrib, upper surface glabrous, lower surface with appressed white hairs or rarely glabrous; stipules ovate, ≤ 1 mm long.
Flowers 5–7 mm long; pedicels ≤ 2 mm long; bracts few, ≤ 2 mm long; bracteoles similar to upper bract, inserted on pedicel close above it, caducous. Calyx c. 3 mm long, tomentose or glabrous. Petals ± equal, yellow. Ovary stipitate, with long, dense hairs, few-ovuled.
Pod hairy, ± circular, c. 7 mm wide.
Flowering: spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows at high altitudes on hillsides or occasionally near Sphagnum bogs; south from Mullions Ra. (Orange district).
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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