Glycine latifolia (Benth.) C.A.Newell & Hymowitz APNI*
Synonyms: Glycine tabacina var. latifolia (Benth.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Scrambler, stems stoloniferous, ± densely hirsute or silky, hairs white, fawn to golden brown.
Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets broad-elliptic to rhombic, rarely ovate or obovate, 2–5.8 cm long, 10–33 mm wide, apex ± rounded to ± acute; both surfaces ± silky; stipels on terminal petiolule.
Racemes 4–18-flowered, up to 4 times as long as leaves. Calyx villous, 3 lower sepals equal to or usually longer than tube. Standard 6.5–10 mm long, mauve to ± red-purple.
Pod straight, 1–3 cm long, 3–5.5 mm wide, without purple flecks, densely villous, hirsute or sometimes strigose; seeds 2–6.
Distribution and occurrence: Common in grassland on black soil plains also on sandy loams in woodland; on the Slopes and plains, also at Singleton.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by B.E. Pfeil & M.D. Tindale
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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