Daviesia elliptica Crisp APNI*
Description: Open shrub 1–1.5 m high.
Phyllodes elliptic, occasionally narrower, 6–45 mm long, 3–25 mm wide, flat or undulate, apex rounded to acute, base cuneate or rounded, margins slightly crenulate, glossy green; venation pinnate.
Racemes 4–10-flowered; rachis 5–17 mm long including 3.5–13 mm peduncle. Calyx 3–3.5 mm long including 1–1.5 mm receptacle; upper 2 teeth united in a truncate lip; lower 3 teeth thickened and darkened at apices.
Pod 7–9 mm long, 5–6 mm wide.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt forest on sandy soils derived from granite, eastern side of the tablelands, north from the Oban R.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
Text by M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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