Common name: Tree Shaggy Pea
Oxylobium robustum Joy Thomps. APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree, often to 3 m high; stems yellow or white tomentose.
Leaves irregularly opposite or whorled, linear to narrow-lanceolate, 2.5–8.0 cm long, 3–1 mm wide, apex pungent-pointed, margins recurved, upper surface with small tubercules, ± reticulate and glabrous, lower surface tomentose.
Flowers in short terminal and axillary racemes; bracts lanceolate, short; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, variable in length. Calyx c. 7 mm long, densely pubescent. Corolla yellow-orange, 8–12 mm long. Ovary sessile, ovules 8–12.
Pod 7–10 mm long, short-oblong, obliquely beaked, often laterally compressed, pubescent.
Flowering: early spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in forest and heath on granite and poorer soils, north from Newcastle.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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