Swainsona extrajacens Joy Thomps. APNI*
Synonyms: Swainsona sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Erect annual to 30 cm high; stems sparsely pubescent with spreading to curved-antrorse, twisted or crisped basifixed hairs.
Leaves 3–15 cm long; leaflets 9–21, ovate to ± elliptic, lateral leaflets mostly 10–15 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, apex retuse to emarginate, with a loose pubescence often confined to margins of upper surface; stipules c. 5 mm long.
Racemes mostly 5–10-flowered; flowers 6–8 mm long. Calyx pubescent, teeth shorter than tube. Corolla purple; keel apex narrow-acute, upcurved. Style tip with a tuft or line of minute hairs.
Pod ± elliptic, c. 20 mm long ± glabrous; style c. 3 mm long; stipe c. 0.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows with annual saltbush on clay-loam floodplains.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: S.A.
Text by J. Thompson & T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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