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Isotropis foliosa Crisp
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Isotropis foliosa Crisp APNI*

Description: Subshrub to c. 60 cm high, rusty or whitish pubescent.

Leaves 1-foliolate, ovate, 8–30 mm long, 8–15 mm wide, apex obtuse or acute, often with a recurved point, sparsely hairy to glabrous; petiole 6–15 mm long; stipules subulate, 1–2 mm long.

Inflorescence of loose, terminal racemes; pedicels 2–6 mm long; bracts narrow-triangular, 2–3 mm long. Calyx 8–9 mm long. Corolla 10–15 mm long; standard orange with purple veins and a yellow spot at base; wings and keel orange to red. Ovary villous.

Pod obliquely narrow-obovoid, 15–30 mm long, pubescent.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Often grows in sclerophyll forest on skeletal sites, not common; chiefly on the Slopes, north from Denman.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3KC-
AVH map***

Poisonous to stock if eaten.

Text by M. F. Porteners
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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