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Kennedia retrorsa Hemsl.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
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.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Rare, chiefly on Mt Dangar and Goulburn R. valley to near Putty.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CWS

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2VCa
AVH map***

Text by C. Gardner & T. A. James
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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