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Bossiaea oligosperma A.T.Lee
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Bossiaea oligosperma A.T.Lee APNI*

Synonyms: Bossiaea sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*

Description: Erect shrub 1–2 m high; stems terete with long, crinkled or shorter ± appressed hairs, becoming glabrous.

Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate; lamina 2.5–5 mm long, with a short-acute or apiculate, recurved apex, upper surface glabrous, lower surface with soft, crinkled hairs becoming ± glabrous; stipules 1–1.5 mm long.

Flowers mostly 8–11 mm long; pedicels usually shorter than subtending leaf; bracts several, reddish; bracteoles c. 1 mm long, inserted low on pedicel. Calyx 3–4 mm long. Petals ± equal; standard and wings bright yellow with some red markings; keel dark red. Ovary stipitate, glabrous, c. 3-ovuled.

Pod obliquely elliptic, 12–17 mm long.

Photo A.E. Orme

Flowering: late spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Known from near Yerranderie, Burragorang and in the area around Nerriga, on stony slopes or ridges.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, ST

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
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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