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

Description: Multi-stemmed shrub to 1 m high, mostly glabrous but sometimes young growth with long, fine hairs; stems flat.

Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate; lamina mostly elliptic to oblong, 10–20 mm long, apex pungent and recurved; stipules narrow-triangular, 5–10 mm long, erect.

Flowers 8–12 mm long; pedicels ≤ 7 mm long; bracts few, usually associated with short, fine hairs; bracteoles c. 2.5 mm long, inserted near base of pedicel. Calyx 3–4 mm long. Petals ± equal, bright yellow with reddish markings; keel red. Ovary stipitate, glabrous, c. 6-ovuled.

Pod oblong, 15–25 mm long.


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Flowering: August–October

Distribution and occurrence: Often on exposed sites on sandstone; chiefly from the Illawarra region to Morisset, also at Port Macquarie.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
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
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