Common name: Dusky Coral Pea
Kennedia rubicunda Vent. APNI*
Description: Twining or sometimes prostrate herb; stems to 4 m long, ± rusty-pubescent.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate to lanceolate, occasionally ± circular, 3–12 cm long, 2–8 cm wide, ± glabrous to rusty-pubescent on both surfaces; stipules lanceolate, 2–4 mm long.
Racemes mostly 4–5 cm long, 2–12-flowered; peduncle mostly 2–7 cm long; bracts caducous. Calyx 10–15 mm long, densely rusty-hairy. Corolla 30–40 mm long, dark red or purple; standard narrow-obovate.
Pod compressed, 5–10 cm long, densely rusty-hairy; seeds c. 14, oblong.
Flowering: late winter to spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in a variety of habitats, especially in coastal districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. *Tas.
Text by C. Gardner & T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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