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Indigofera leucotricha E.Pritz.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Indigofera leucotricha E.Pritz. APNI*

Description: Small spreading shrub to 1 m high; stems and leaves densely covered with white hairs.

Leaves up to 4 cm long; leaflets usually 9–13, obovate or cuneate, 2.5–8 mm long, 1–7 mm wide, shortly mucronate; stipules very narrow-triangular, up to 4 mm long, often persistent but not spinescent.

Inflorescences 3–6 cm long. Calyx tomentose, red-brown or rarely white, teeth equal to or longer than the tube. Petals deep pink to red.

Pod terete, 20–35 mm long, white-tomentose; seeds several, endocarp spotted.


Distribution and occurrence: Restricted to rocky hills near Depot Glen.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
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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