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Daviesia arenaria Crisp
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Daviesia arenaria Crisp APNI*

Description: Low hummocky shrub to 1.5 m high and 2.5 m wide, grey-hispid or rarely glabrous.

Phyllodes cordate, broad- to narrow-elliptic or rarely obovate, slightly V-shaped in section, 2.5–10 mm long, 1.5–8 mm wide, apex tapered, pungent, base cordate to cuneate; midrib prominent on lower surface; venation obscure.

Racemes reduced to 1 flower, 1 or 2 per axil; flower stalk 2–3 mm long. Corolla orange-pink with maroon and yellow markings. Calyx 3–4 mm long including c. 0.5 mm receptacle; teeth subequal, acute.

Pod 6–7 mm long, 4–5.5 mm wide.


Flowering: July–September

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee, sporadic on deep sand; Bogan Gate to Griffith, also Euston district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
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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