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Daviesia mimosoides R.Br.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Daviesia mimosoides R.Br. APNI*

Description: Multistemmed shrub 1–2 m high, rarely arborescent and to 5 m.

Phyllodes narrow-elliptic or narrow-obovate, sometimes wider or linear, 2–20 cm long, 4–30 mm wide, apex acute to rounded, base tapered to cuneate, margins rarely crenulate, dull green or slightly glaucous; venation pinnate.

Racemes 5–10-flowered; rachis 3–15 mm long including 1–5.5 mm peduncle. Calyx 2.5–5 mm long including 1–2 mm receptacle; upper 2 teeth united in an emarginate lip; lower 3 teeth apically thickened and tinged dark red-brown.

Pod 6–10 mm long, 4–7 mm wide.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: Sept.–Nov.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in sclerophyll communities, mostly on acidic soils, 0–1500 m altitude; often a dominant understorey shrub.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
AVH map***

Text by M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept:

 Key to the subspecies 
1Phyllodes narrow-elliptic to narrow-obovate or linear, apex acute or obtuse, base tapered, margins not crenulate, dull green to slightly glaucoussubsp. mimosoides
Phyllodes obovate or elliptic, scarcely narrower, apex rounded or obtuse or occasionally acute, base cuneate, margins obscurely crenulate, slightly glaucoussubsp. acris

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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