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Chamaecrista nomame (Siebold) H.Ohashi
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Caesalpinioideae
Chamaecrista nomame (Siebold) H.Ohashi APNI*

Description: Erect annual or short-lived perennial to 1.5 m high; stems with crisped and sometimes scattered long hairs.

Leaves with 20–60 pairs of leaflets; leaflets linear, 3–10 mm long, usually <1 mm wide, glabrous; petiole 2–5 mm long with sessile discoid gland 0.5–0.9 mm diam.; stipules long-pointed, 4–10 mm long.

Inflorescences supra-axillary, 1–3-flowered; pedicels 0.5–1 cm long. Petals ± obovate, to 9 mm long. Stamens 4 or 5, or 8 or 9; anthers irregular in size, 2–4.5 mm long. Ovary pubescent.

Pods 4–8 cm long, 4–5 mm wide, appressed-pubescent.


Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest, roadside bush and hilly country on a variety of soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. W.A.
AVH map***

Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: var. nomame

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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