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Daviesia suaveolens Crisp
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Daviesia suaveolens Crisp APNI*

Description: Arborescent shrub or small tree to 6 m high.

Phyllodes narrow-obovate, rarely linear, 3–10 cm long, 4–17 mm wide, apex obtuse or rounded, base tapered, dark green, sometimes discolorous; venation pinnate.

Racemes 3–6-flowered; rachis 1–2 mm long including 0–1 mm peduncle. Flowers strongly fragrant. Calyx 4–5 mm long including 1–1.5 mm receptacle, pale green; upper 2 teeth united in a truncate, emarginate lip. Corolla usually pure yellow.

Pod 9–12 mm long, 6–7 mm wide.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: September–November

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt forest, on ridges and steep slopes of the eastern tablelands escarpment, Monga to Bemboka.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST

Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RCa
AVH map***

Text by M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


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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