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Dillwynia sieberi Steud. APNI*
Synonyms: Dillwynia juniperina Sieber ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub 0.5–2.5 m high; stems with a short appressed pubescence.
Leaves rigid, linear, trigonous, widely spreading to ascending, 7–20 mm long, apex acuminate and pungent-pointed with point 0.5–1.5 mm long, usually glabrous; petiole yellowish, 0.4–1.2 mm long.
Inflorescences racemose, up to 2.5 cm long, terminal, with basal flowers often subtended by leaves; bracts 1.0–1.5 mm long, often minutely pungent, the lowermost often leaf-like, pubescent; bracteoles 0.75–1.0 mm long, pubescent. Calyx 3–5 mm long, hairy, lower teeth much shorter than the tube, lower teeth occasionally minutely pungent. Standard 5.5–9 mm long.
Pods c. 5–6 mm long; seeds smooth.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and woodland on a variety of substrates; widespread chiefly along ranges and Slopes, but also along the coast between Newcastle and Nowra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P.H. Weston & P.C. Jobson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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