Eutaxia diffusa F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Eutaxia microphylla var. diffusa (F.Muell.) Court APNI*
Description: Variable shrub, often low, dense and intricate or erect; stems usually glabrous, with smaller ones often spinescent.
Leaves opposite, obovate to ovate or rhombic, 3–7 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex subacute, concave, ± keeled, usually glabrous.
Flowers c. 6 mm long, solitary, or rarely paired; pedicels 1–2 mm long, glabrous; bracteoles 1–4 mm long, persistent. Calyx 2.5–4 mm long, glabrous or with sparse spreading hairs, teeth usually equal to or longer than the tube. Standard broader than long, yellow, lacking obvious red veins; wings shorter, yellow; keel purple.
Pod 4–5 mm long, long-stipitate, turgid; seeds reniform, c. 2 mm long, brown-black, aril acentral.
Distribution and occurrence: in mallee communities.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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