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Indigofera linifolia (L.f.) Retz.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Indigofera linifolia (L.f.) Retz. 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. Recorded from stony ground; very rare, only known from a few collections from the Dubbo area.


Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
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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