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Glycine canescens F.J.Herm.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Common name: Silky Glycine, Silky Glycine

Glycine canescens F.J.Herm. APNI*

Synonyms: Glycine sericea (F.Muell.) Benth. non Willd. APNI*

Description: Twiner, stems non-stoloniferous, hoary, silky to strigose, hairs grey (often intermixed with rusty) hairs.

Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic-linear to narrow oblong-lanceolate or ± narrow-oblong, 1–8 cm long, 2–12 mm wide, apex acuminate, acute or rounded; both surfaces grey-silky; stipels on terminal petiolule.

Racemes 6–12-flowered, 1–4 times as long as leaves. Calyx rusty to greyish hairy, densely strigose; lower 3 sepals equalling or slightly longer than tube. Standard 6–9 mm long, pinkish purple or mauve, fading to blue.

Pod ± straight, 1.5–4 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, without purple flecks, silky to strigose, with grey and often rusty hairs; seeds 3–10.

Photo J. Plaza

Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: all year, especially July–November

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in a variety of habitats, chiefly in inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by B.E. Pfeil & M.D. Tindale
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)

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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