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Mirbelia confertiflora Pedley
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Mirbelia confertiflora Pedley APNI*

Description: Rigid bushy shrub to 2.5 m high; stems terete with sparse, appressed, silky hairs.

Leaves alternate or irregularly whorled, linear, usually 15–25 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide, apex acute, pungent-pointed, margins revolute, upper surface glabrous or minutely tuberculate, lower surface glabrous or sparsely appressed-hairy. Flowers in racemes, terminal or in the upper axils. Calyx 6–7 mm long, densely hairy. Corolla 8–10 mm long, yellow-orange. Ovary sessile, glabrous; ovules 2. Pod ovoid, 5–7 mm long, apex obtuse. Flowers spring-summer. Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and heath on granite, not common, apparently confined to Gibraltar Ra. N.P. and Boonoo Boonoo N.P. NT; Qld.


Habitat
Photo A.E. Orme

Habit
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Flower
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Fruit
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Other photo
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Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
AVH map***

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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