Kennedia retrorsa Hemsl. APNI*
Description: Climbing herb; stems pubescent with rusty or white hairs.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets broad-elliptic to obovate or ± circular, 3–13 cm long, 3–10 cm wide, upper surface ± pubescent, lower surface paler, rusty to whitish pubescent; stipules ovate, c. 5 mm long.
Racemes to 25 cm long, 4–20-flowered; peduncles 5–15 cm long; bracts lanceolate. Calyx 6–8 mm long. Corolla 12–15 mm long, pink-purple to scarlet; standard ± circular, with a white spot.
Pod compressed, 6 cm long, densely hairy; seeds c. 4, ovoid.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare, chiefly on Mt Dangar and Goulburn R. valley to near Putty.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CWS
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by C. Gardner & T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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