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Indigofera baileyi F.Muell.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Indigofera baileyi F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Erect perennial herb, to 0.4 m high, with woody rootstock; young stems green to brown with fine appressed hairs.

Leaves 2.5–7.5 cm long; leaflets mostly 7–15, elliptic to obovate, 4–19 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, obtuse with a small mucro; stipules triangular, up to 2 mm long.

Inflorescences mostly 11–17 cm long, longer than leaves. Calyx sparsely white-hairy, the teeth shorter than the tube. Petals pink to purple.

Pods terete, 14–29 mm long, glabrous; seeds several, endocarp not, or obscurely, spotted.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Flower
Photo A.E. Orme

Other photo
Photo A.E. Orme

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open woodlands on granite or basalt soils. Rare in NSW, known from north of Liston and from the Inverell region.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 2RCa
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2, edition 2 (2002)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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