Pleurolobus gangeticus (L.) J.St.-Hil. APNI*
Synonyms: Desmodium gangeticum (L.) DC. APNI*
Description: Erect subshrub to 2 m high or prostrate herb with stems to 40 cm long; stems glabrous to sparsely or densely hairy with minute, hooked hairs.
Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to ovate or obovate, 1.2–8 cm long, 13–60 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute, upper surface with minute, hooked hairs, lower surface with longer, ± appressed hairs; petiole 5–25 mm long; stipules 7–15 mm long.
Racemes terminal or axillary, 7–40 cm long, 20–50-flowered; pedicels 3–6 mm long. Flowers c. 5 mm long, white to violet.
Pod 8–25 mm long; articles 4–8, each c. 3 mm long.
Flowering: summer and autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows mostly in forest; not common.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: W.A. N.T. Qld
Text by C. Gardner & T. A. James; name updated by R.L. Barrett, Sept. 2019
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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