Common name: Sprawling Cassia
Senna aciphylla (Benth. ex A.Gray) Randell APNI*
Synonyms: Cassia aciphylla Benth. APNI*
Description: Sprawling shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves 3–5 cm long, glands several, between all pinnae pairs; pinnae 8–12 pairs, linear to elliptic, 20–25 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, usually obviously revolute, apex acuminate and often mucronate, and then almost pungent; petiole 2–5 mm long, rarely winged.
Peduncles 2–5 cm long, 2- or 3-flowered. Fertile stamens 10; anthers on short ± equal filaments or rarely 1 longer.
Pod ± flat, 6–8 cm long, 5–6 mm wide, oval in section, without pith.
Flowering: spring to autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in sclerophyll forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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