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.
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
Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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