Indigofera triflora Peter G.Wilson & Rowe APNI*
Description: Erect perennial herb, to 0.5 m high, with woody rootstock; young stems ridged, green, sparsely hairy.
Leaves simple, lanceolate or narrow-elliptic, 25–50 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, apex obtuse or acute and apiculate on a petiole 1–2 mm long; stipules narrow-triangular or linear, 1.5–4 mm long.
Inflorescences 15–30 mm long, shorter than leaves, usually with only 3, rarely 4, flowers. Calyx sparsely white-hairy, the teeth equal to or longer than the tube. Petals pink to purple.
Pods terete, 20–30 mm long, glabrous; seeds several, endocarp spotted, sometimes faintly.
Distribution and occurrence: NSW (rare - only known from the Yetman district); Queensland.
Grows in sandy soil.
NSW subdivisions: NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Wilson & Rowe, Telopea 10(3), 2004.
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