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Bossiaea kiamensis Benth.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Bossiaea kiamensis Benth. APNI*

Description: Erect or prostrate shrub to 2 m high; stems with a close white pubescence, becoming glabrous.

Leaves opposite, 1-foliolate; lamina narrow-elliptic to narrow-ovate, 10–25 mm long, apex with a short point, upper surface glabrous, lower surface sparsely pubescent to glabrous, paler than above; stipules c. 2 mm long, dark brown.

Flowers 10–12 mm long; pedicels ≤ 5 mm long; bracts several, ovate, ≤ 1 mm long; bracteoles inserted on middle or upper part of pedicel, persistent. Calyx 5–6 mm long. Petals ± equal; standard and wings yellow-orange with red markings; keel red. Ovary long-stipitate, c. 4-ovuled.

Pod obliquely ovate, 10–20 mm long.


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Flowering: mostly September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on sandstone in both exposed rocky sites and in more sheltered moist habitats; chiefly on the escarpment, from the Illawarra region to Milton.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James
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
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