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Common name: Pinnate Wedge Pea
Gompholobium pinnatum Sm. APNI*
Description: Ascending or erect, ± glabrous shrub, 10–30 cm high with thin, flexuose stems.
Leaves pinnate; leaflets usually 15–31, narrow-linear to narrow-elliptic, 6–12 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, apex with a minute point, margins recurved or revolute; stipules minute, bristly.
Flowers few, in loose, terminal and axillary racemes; pedicels mostly 5–10 mm long. Calyx 5–6 mm long. Corolla 6–10 mm long, yellow; keel minutely ciliate at least in part. Ovules 8–10.
Pod ovoid, oblong or ± globose, 6–10 mm long, very shortly stipitate.
Flowering: mostly spring and summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soil, often in wet situations on the coast and adjacent ranges; north from Ulladulla.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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