Common name: large wedge pea
Gompholobium grandiflorum Sm. APNI*
Synonyms: Gompholobium glaucescens A.Cunn. APNI*
Gompholobium grandiflorum var. setifolium DC. APNI*
Description: Erect ± glabrous shrub to c. 1 m tall; stems smooth.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear to narrow-linear, 20–30 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, apex acute, pungent-pointed, margins recurved to revolute; stipules absent.
Flowers solitary or few in short terminal heads; pedicels to 7 mm long. Calyx c. 12 mm long. Corolla 15–25 mm long, yellow; keel minutely ciliate in part. Ovules 6–15.
Pod oblique, obovoid to oblong, to 15 mm long, shortly stipitate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and heath on sandstone on the coast and adjacent ranges, chiefly in the Sydney region, from the blue Mtns to Jervis Bay.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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