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.
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.
Text by M. D. Crisp
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Phyllodes narrow-elliptic to narrow-obovate or linear, apex acute or obtuse, base tapered, margins not crenulate, dull green to slightly glaucous||subsp. mimosoides|
|Phyllodes obovate or elliptic, scarcely narrower, apex rounded or obtuse or occasionally acute, base cuneate, margins obscurely crenulate, slightly glaucous||subsp. acris|
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