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Galactia tenuiflora (Willd.) Wight & Arn.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Galactia tenuiflora (Willd.) Wight & Arn. APNI*

Description: Climbing or trailing herb; stems ± pubescent.

Leaves 3-foliate; leaflets broad-ovate to ± circular or linear to narrow-elliptic, 10–70 mm long, 3–20 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute, finely mucronate or emarginate, upper surface ± glaborous, lower surface pubescent; petiole 1–4 cm long. Racemes 1–12 flowered; peduncle mostly 1–4 cm lng. Calyx 3–6 mm long.

Corolla 8–9 mm long; standard mauve to pink, sometimes with whitish eye, drying yellow; keel usually white to pink.

Pods linear, 1.5–4 cm long, appressed-pubescent; seeds 2–3.5 mm long, brown to blackish.


Flowering: Flowers summer.

Distribution and occurrence:

Mostly grows on coastal headlands along coast or in sclerophyll forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. W.A.
AVH map***

Text by A.E. Holland and G.J. Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the varieties 
1Leaflets mostly broad-ovate to broad-elliptic or ± circular, 10–40 mm long, 6–20 mm wide; racemes 1–12-flowered; seeds 3–3.5 mm long.var. villosa
Leaflets mostly linear or narrow-elliptic, 20–70 mm long, 3–8 mm wide; racemes 1–3-flowered; seeds c. 2 mm long.var. lucida

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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