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Bossiaea riparia A.Cunn. ex Benth.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Bossiaea riparia A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*

Description: Low-growing erect or decumbent shrub, ± glabrous; stems ± terete, flat, winged lateral branches ≤ 3 mm wide.

Leaves reduced to small scales, c. 1 mm long.

Flowers 6–10 mm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long; bracts 5 or 6, ≤ 1 mm long; bracteoles c. 1.5 mm long, inserted near middle of pedicel, persistent with the bracts. Calyx 3–4 mm long. Standard yellow; keel and wings ± red. Ovary shortly stipitate, glabrous; ovules c. 4.

Pod narrow-oblong to elliptic, c. 2 cm long; stipe ≤ 5 mm long.


Photo © ANBG

Herbarium
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Flowering: spring to early summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows at high altitudes in both wet and dry, exposed sites; south of the A.C.T.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
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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