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Indigofera coronillifolia A.Cunn. ex Benth.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Indigofera coronillifolia A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*

Description: Spindly shrub to 1.5 m high; young stems white with short, dense, crisped hairs.

Leaves 4–8.5 cm long; leaflets mostly 19–35, oblong to elliptic or rounded, 4–13 mm long, 3.5–7 mm wide, emarginate; stipules triangular, acuminate, 1.5–2.5 mm long.

Inflorescences 5–12 cm long. Calyx pubescent, pale brown to whitish; teeth shorter than the tube. Petals pink to deep pink.

Pod terete, 20–40 mm long, ± glabrous, sutures thickened; seeds several, endocarp spotted.


Habit
Photo D. Hardin

Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Distribution and occurrence: Usually on ridges or rocky hillsides, especially widespread on Slopes; chiefly from Dubbo to Temora.
NSW subdivisions: CT, CWS
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


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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