Common name: Pale Wedge Pea
Gompholobium huegelii Benth. APNI*
Synonyms: Gompholobium sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Gompholobium huegelii var. leptophyllum Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect, ± glabrous shrub to c. 1 m high.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate to linear, usually 5–20 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, apex ± acute with a minute, often recurved point, margins revolute; stipules minute, bristly.
Flowers 1-few in terminal racemes; pedicels to 15 mm long, often appearing longer due to suppression of other flowers. Calyx c. 9 mm long. Corolla 15–20 mm long, yellow, often with greenish markings; keel densely ciliate on the margins with hairs ≤ 0.5 mm long. Ovules 12–20.
Pod ovoid, to 15 mm long, stipitate.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in in dry sclerophyll forest and heath on sandy to gravelly soils at moderate altitudes; south from Torrington.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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