Swainsona bracteata (Maiden & Betche) Joy Thomps. APNI*
Synonyms: Swainsona greyana subsp. bracteata (Maiden & Betche) A.T.Lee APNI*
Swainsona greyana var. bracteata Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Perennial to 1 m high; stems densely or sparsely hairy with spreading crisped basifixed hairs.
Leaves 5–10 cm long; leaflets mostly 19–25, narrow-ovate, the lower c. 15 mm long, 5–7 mm wide, apex obtuse to emarginate, both surfaces glabrous or lower surface ± pubescent; stipules 2–5 mm long.
Racemes c. 20-flowered, flowers 12–20 mm long. Calyx pubescent, teeth equal to or shorter than tube. Corolla white, pale pink or pale purple; keel apex obtuse. Style tip straight or ± incurved.
Pod elliptic c. 40–50 mm long, mostly glabrous; style c. 4 mm long; stipe 5 mm or more long.
Distribution and occurrence: in sandy soils in eucalypt and Callitris woodland; north from Condobolin district.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Thompson & T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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