Hovea pedunculata I.Thomps. & J.H.Ross APNI*
Synonyms: Hovea sp. O sensu Lee & Thompson (1984) APNI*
Hovea sp. A sensu James (1991) APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2.5 m high; indumentum of branchlets, calyces, etc. grey-brown, hairs curly below with a profusion of long (?1 mm), spreading hairs protruding.
Leaves with lamina narrow-elliptic, narrow-oblong or slightly oblanceolate, mostly 2.5–5 cm long, 6–12 mm wide, flat to slightly arched each side of midrib, margins usually recurved, upper surface glabrous, smooth or venation slightly raised, reticulation distinct, lower surface densely covered in curled to spreading hairs; petiole 3–6 mm long; stipules 4–6 mm long.
Inflorescences pedunculate, peduncles commonly 5–20 mm long, a proportion sometimes ± sessile, indeterminate growth causing flowers to be inserted further along axis, commonly 3-flowered, pedicels 2–4 mm long. Calyx 6–7.5 mm long.
Pod indumentum moderately dense.
Flowering: Flowers August–September
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest or woodland, usually on granite; mostly in the Gibraltar Ra. and near Wauchope.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, ?CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by I.R. Thompson
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