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

Description: Prostrate or procumbent shrub with woody rootstock, to 1 m diam.; branchlets triangular in section, winged, 1.5–6 mm wide, dark green.

Phyllodes reduced to scales or, in young plants, developed and narrow-obovate to linear.

Racemes condensed, 2–5-flowered; rachis 2.4–5.5 mm long including 0.8–3.5 mm peduncle; bracts markedly fimbriate. Calyx 4.6–5.7 mm long including 0.8–1.1 mm receptacle; teeth subequal, acuminate, slightly fimbriate.

Pod 9–10 mm long, 6–7 mm wide.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: October–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath or dry sclerophyll forest on poor sandy to clayey soils over sandstone; coast and ranges from Nelson Bay to Budawang Ra., west to Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
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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