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Daviesia acicularis Sm.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Daviesia acicularis Sm. APNI*

Description: Usually small, wiry shrub, to 1 m high, often hispid on vegetative parts.

Phyllodes subulate or linear to narrow-elliptic, 10–40 mm long, 0.5–4 mm wide, apex aristate, acute, base truncate, margins recurved to revolute, with scattered minute teeth; midrib prominent on upper surface; venation obscure.

Racemes reduced to 1 flower; flower stalk 1–2 mm long. Calyx 3.5–4.5 mm long including 0.6–1.0 mm receptacle; teeth subequal, acuminate.

Pod 6–9 mm long excluding beak, 3.5–7 mm wide.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: Aug.(in north)–Oct.(south).

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soils, usually over sandstone, or in hummock grassland with Triodia in inland regions; widespread, east of a line from Eden to Enngonia.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by M. D. Crisp
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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