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Bossiaea lenticularis Sieber ex DC.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Bossiaea lenticularis Sieber ex DC. APNI*

Description: Slender, spreading shrub to 1 m high, ± glabrous; branches terete.

Leaves opposite, 1-foliolate; lamina mostly circular, 2–8 mm long, margins recurved or flat, upper surface darker than lower; stipules triangular, ≤ 1 mm long, persistent.

Flowers 6–12 mm long; pedicels ≤ 5 mm long; bracts few, ≤ 1 mm long, apex acute; bracteoles ≤ 1 mm long, inserted on upper part of pedicel. Calyx 4–6 mm long. Petals ± equal in length; standard and wings mostly yellow; keel dark reddish. Ovary stipitate, glabrous, c. 4-ovuled.

Pod obliquely obovate to oblong, 1–3 cm long; long-stipitate.


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Flowering: Aug.–Sept.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, often in moist sites; chiefly in the Sydney region, west to Lithgow.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, SWS
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
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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