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Dillwynia acicularis Sieber ex DC.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Dillwynia acicularis Sieber ex DC. APNI*

Description: Erect shrub, mostly 1–3 m high; stems with short appressed hairs.

Leaves erect, rarely some spreading or reflexed, narrow-linear, often trigonous with a groove along the upper surface, 10–35 mm long but usually 15–20 mm long, apex acuminate, glabrous or with some silky hairs.

Inflorescences racemose, often 3 c. or more in length, terminal, with basal flowers often subtended by leaves; bracts c. 1 mm long, pubescent; bracteoles c. 1 mm long, pubescent. Calyx 4–5 mm long, pubescent, lower lobes shorter than the tube. Standard 7–9 mm long.

Pod c. 6 mm long, seeds smooth.


Distribution and occurrence: in dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone or occasionally on granite; from the Goulburn R. to Bargo.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, CWS
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston & P.C. Jobson
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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