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

Description: Erect shrub to 2 m high; stems terete, pubescent becoming glabrous.

Leaves alternate, distichous, 1-foliolate; lamina narrow-ovate to narrow-elliptic, 2–7 mm wide, both surfaces with appressed, silky hairs, becoming glabrous; stipules ≤ 1 mm long, acuminate.

Flowers c. 20 mm long; pedicels 3–5 mm long; bracts few, ≤ 1 mm long, obtuse; bracteoles similar, inserted near base of pedicel, ± persistent. Calyx 5–7 mm long, sparsely pubescent. Petals with standard and wings mostly yellow or orange; keel dark red exceeding other petals by 8–10 mm. Ovary glabrous, c. 8-ovuled.

Pod oblong, 15–20 mm long; stipe ≤ 10 mm long.


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Flowering: late winter to spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Known only from the border of N.S.W. with Qld.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


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