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Mirbelia platylobioides (DC.) Joy Thomps.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Mirbelia platylobioides (DC.) Joy Thomps. APNI*

Description: Prostrate shrub; stems to c. 40 cm long, silky-pubescent.

Leaves alternate or opposite, narrow-ovate to ovate, 15–40 mm long, 5–15 mm wide, apex pungent-pointed, upper surface strongly reticulate and shining, lower surface silky-pubescent.

Flowers ± sessile in axillary or terminal, few-flowered racemes or rarely solitary. Calyx 7–9 mm long, silky-pubescent, lobes acuminate, ± equal to tube. Corolla 14–18 mm long, orange to yellow with a red centre. Ovary sessile, densely pubescent; ovules 10–15.

Pod oblong, 15–20 mm long, pubescent, obtuse, laterally compressed.

Photo © ANBG

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath or eucalypt woodland on sandy soil, chiefly on the ranges, south from Rylstone to the Eden district.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT, ST, CWS
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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