Hovea rosmarinifolia A.Cunn. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1.5 m high; stems and branches densely pubescent with a mixture of curled or crinkled hairs and longer straight hairs.
Leaves narrow-linear 1–3 cm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins strongly recurved to revolute, upper surface ± scabrous and strongly reticulate, lower surface sparsely hairy.
Flowers in sessile clusters, c. 5–7 mm long, bracts and bracteoles very narrow-ovate, much shorter than calyx.
Pod ± ovoid, 8–10 mm long, densely rusty-pubescent.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on poor sandy soils, chiefly from Lithgow to Cowra and north to Gilgandra.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by I.R. Thompson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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