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Gompholobium grandiflorum Sm.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
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.

Photo J. Plaza

Flowering: spring.

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
AVH map***

Text by B. Wiecek
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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