Common name: Tick Indigo
Indigofera adesmiifolia A.Gray APNI*
Synonyms: Indigofera australis var. signata Benth. APNI*
Indigofera australis var. platypoda Benth. APNI*
Indigofera australis var. signata APNI*
Description: Shrub to c. 1.5 m high; hairs scattered, appressed.
Leaves up to 6.5 cm long; rachis flattened, 0.5–2.5 mm wide; leaflets usually 11–19, obovate, obtuse or emarginate, 1.5–5 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; stipules triangular ≤ 1 mm long.
Inflorescences 2.5–5.5 cm long. Calyx teeth shorter than the tube. Petals rose pink.
Pod terete, 15–35 mm long, sparsely hairy; seeds several, endocarp spotted.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on rocky places, mostly on volcanics; widespread in woodland, especially on the ranges and Slopes.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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