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Glycine tabacina (Labill.) Benth.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Glycine tabacina (Labill.) Benth. APNI*

Description: Scrambler with stoloniferous stems; retrorsely strigose to ± glabrous.

Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate, rachis usually 2–5 mm long; leaflets ± lanceolate to broad-ovate, to 7 cm long and 20 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse; upper surface ± glabrous, lower surface ± strigose; stipels on rachis.

Racemes to c. 14 cm long. Calyx sparsely hairy with white hairs; sinus between upper teeth 0.25–0.5 mm long. Standard 5–10 mm long, blue to purple or mauve.

Pods initially straight, usually twisting after dehiscence, 1.4–3 cm long, 3–4.5 mm wide, without purple flecks, sparsely hairy; seeds 2–6; surface rough, not mottled. Tetraploid, 2n=80.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Habit
Photo L. von Richter

Flower
Photo L. von Richter

Fruit
Photo L. von Richter

Flowering: Flowers mainly spring–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Common amongst grasses in open situations, also in woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A.
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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