Common name: Hop Bitter-pea
Daviesia latifolia R.Br. APNI*
Description: Open shrub 1–3 m, rarely to 5 m high.
Phyllodes wide- to narrow-elliptic, or lanceolate, or ovate, 2–14 cm long, 5–50 mm wide, apex rounded to acuminate, contracted (usually abruptly) to a narrow petiole-like base 3–12 mm long, margins crenulate, undulate, slightly glaucous; venation prominently reticulate.
Racemes many-flowered; rachis 25–80 mm long including 10–20 mm peduncle. Calyx 2.4–3.5 mm long including 0.6–1.0 mm receptacle; upper 2 teeth united into a nearly entire lip.
Pod 7–9 mm long, 4.5–7 mm wide.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in dry sclerophyll communities, 0-1800 m altitude.
NSW subdivisions: SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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