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Bossiaea scortechinii F.Muell.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Bossiaea scortechinii F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Prostrate to decumbent shrub to 1 m wide; smaller stems ± flat, pubescent.

Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate; lamina elliptic to broad-obovate, ≤ 20 mm long, apex obtuse with a recurved point, upper surface ± sparsely hairy, lower surface densely pubescent to glabrous, margins recurved to revolute; stipules ovate, 1–2 mm long.

Flowers c. 7 mm long; pedicels mostly 3–9 mm long, occasionally longer; bracts few, < 2 mm long; bracteoles 2–3 mm long, inserted about middle of pedicel. Calyx 3–5 mm long, pubescent. Petals ± equal, mostly orange to yellow with some pinkish to red markings. Ovary ± sessile, with long, dense hairs, c. 8-ovuled.

Pod oblong, 10–20 mm long, hairy.


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Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on sandy or granitic soils in dry sclerophyll forest; north from Rylstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
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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