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Eutaxia microphylla (R.Br.) C.H.Wright & Dewar
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Eutaxia microphylla (R.Br.) C.H.Wright & Dewar APNI*

Description: Variable shrub, often low, dense and intricate or erect; stems usually glabrous, with smaller ones often spinescent.

Leaves opposite, linear to linear-oblong, usually 1.5–2.5 mm long (rarely > 5 mm), to 1 mm wide, apex obtuse, flat to slightly concave, 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, often streaked purple or red; wings shorter, yellow; keel purple.

Pod 4–5 mm long, long-stipitate, turgid; seeds reniform, c. 2 mm long, brown-black, aril acentral.

Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: in mallee and Mugga Ironbark communities and woodland, west from Gilgandra district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWS, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. W.A.
AVH map***

Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: J.M. Black (1924)

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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