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Dillwynia phylicoides A.Cunn. APNI*
Synonyms: Dillwynia retorta subsp. b sensu jacobs & pickard (1981) (J.C.Wendl.) Druce APNI*
Dillwynia retorta subsp. e sensu jacobs & pickard (1981) (J.C.Wendl.) Druce APNI*
Description: Prostrate to erect shrub to 1.5 m high; stems covered with spreading, stiff hairs.
Leaves spirally twisted, linear to narrow-oblong, usually 3–8 mm long, apex acute to shortly acuminate and often incurved, smooth to tuberculate, covered with stiff hairs or if ± glabrous then usually with stiff hairs near apex.
Inflorescences usually capitate, terminal and in the upper axils, often tightly clustered, 1–8-flowered; peduncle usually <0.1 cm long, often bearing bracts below the flowers; bracts 1–2 mm long; bracteoles 1–2 mm long. Calyx 4–6 mm long, covered externally with stiff hairs or occasionally the hairs few or absent. Standard 7–12 mm long.
Pod 5–7 mm long; seeds smooth.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread. NC NT CT ST NWS CWS SWS; Qld, Vic.
Grows in dry sclerophyll woodland to forest on acidic, well-drained soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by P.H. Weston & P.C. Jobson
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