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Swainsona campylantha F.Muell.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Swainsona campylantha F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Low-growing perennial to 25 cm high; stems ± glabrous, the few hairs minute, loose or ± appressed and basifixed.

Leaves mostly 3–6 cm long; leaflets 1–7, narrow-lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, lateral leaflets c. 10–40 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, apex acuminate, both surfaces glabrous or with a few scattered hairs; stipules variable 1–15 mm long, sometimes with an acute lateral tooth, abaxial ridge indistinct.

Racemes 2–20-flowered; flowers 6–10 mm long. Calyx glabrous, teeth ± equal to tube. Corolla pink to purple; keel apex obtuse, erect. Style tip incurved or inflexed.

Pod elliptic 20–45 mm long, glabrous or pubescent; style c. 6 mm long; stipe minute or absent.


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Distribution and occurrence: in heavy red or black soils in depressions and along creek lines.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by J. Thompson & T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


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