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Daviesia benthamii Meisn.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Daviesia benthamii Meisn. APNI*

Description: Dense multistemmed shrub 0.3–0.9 m high.

Phyllodes terete, 5–30 mm long, 1–1.75 mm diam., rigid, pungent, continuous with branchlet at base, smooth.

Racemes 4–6-flowered; rachis 2–7 mm long including 0–1 mm peduncle. Calyx 2.4–2.7 mm long including 0.8–1.0 mm receptacle; teeth very shallow, <0.5 mm long, apiculate.

Pod somewhat rounded in outline, 5.5–7 mm long, 4–5.5 mm wide.


Flower
Photo Tanja Lenz

Flowering: September–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee, on sandy or loamy soils, usually calcareous; southwest from Condobolin.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. humilis

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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