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Common name: Golden Glory Pea
Gompholobium latifolium Sm. APNI*
Description: Erect, glabrous shrub to 3 m high; stems smooth.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear-lanceolate or oblanceolate, mostly 25–50 mm long, 2–6 mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, minutely mucronate, darker on upper surface; stipules minute or absent.
Flowers solitary or 2 or 3 together, terminal or axillary; pedicels c. 10 mm long, often appearing longer due to suppression of other flowers. Calyx c. 12 mm long. Corolla 20–30 mm long, yellow; keel incurved, occasionally greenish, densely ciliate on margins with white hairs to 1 mm long. Ovules 12–15.
Pod ovoid to oblong, 15–18 mm long, stipitate.
Flowering: spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on the coast and adjacent ranges, in dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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