Indigofera efoliata F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb or broom-like subshrub to 40 cm high, with a woody rootstock; stems appressed-hairy, grey-white to greenish.
Leaves absent or 1.5–3.5 cm long; leaflets 5–9, only present on leaves at the base of the annual growth, obovate or obcordate, up to 4 mm long and 2 mm wide; upper leaves appearing simple or absent; stipules narrow-triangular, up to 1 mm long.
Inflorescences 1.5–2 cm long. Calyx with grey or brown hairs, teeth shorter than the tube. Petals pink.
Pod ± terete, 20–25 mm long, sparsely appressed-hairy; seeds several, endocarp spotted.
Distribution and occurrence: Recorded from stony ground; very rare, only known from a few collections from the Dubbo area.
NSW subdivisions: CWS
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Despite several searches, this taxon has not been seen for more than 60 years and there is a strong possibility that it is extinct.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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