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Glycine rubiginosa Tindale & B.E.Pfeil
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Glycine rubiginosa Tindale & B.E.Pfeil APNI*

Description: Twiner; stems non-stoloniferous, with white to rusty hairs.

Leaves palmately 3-foliolate; leaflets linear to ± oblanceolate or narrow-elliptic, 2–5.5cm long, 2.5–5 mm wide, apex acuminate; upper surface almost always glaborous; lower surface with sparse, appressed white to rusty hairs; stipels usually absent, if present obscure and <0.25 mm long.

Racemes to 12 cm long. Calyx moderately to densely hairy with dark brown hairs (sometimes with scattered white hairs intermixed); sinus between upper teeth 0.25–0.5 mm long. Standard 6–8 mm long, mauve to purple.

Pods initially straight but twisting after dehiscence, to 2.5 cm long, 2.5 mm wide, without purple flecks, usually sparsely hairy, sometimes glaborous; seeds 5–9; surface smooth, motled.


Habit
Photo Tanja Lenz

Flowering: Flowers recorded from July–November

Distribution and occurrence: Rare in N.S.W., on high country around Broken Hill.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: S.A. W.A.
AVH map***

Ploidy unknown. Previously part of Glycine clandestina var. sericea.


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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