Common name: Smooth Darling Pea
Swainsona queenslandica Joy Thomps. APNI*
Description: Perennial to c. 1 m high; stems glabrous or sparsely pubescent with spreading crisped basifixed hairs.
Leaves mostly 5–10 cm long; leaflets mostly 19–25, ovate to narrow-ovate, the lower mostly 10–20 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, apex obtuse to emarginate, both surfaces ± glabrous; stipules to c. 3 mm long.
Racemes c. 20-flowered; flowers c. 15 mm long; pedicels minutely pubescent. Calyx minutely pubescent or occasionally glabrous, teeth shorter than tube. Corolla white, pink or purplish pink to orange-red or dark red; wings about same length as keel; keel apex obtuse and obscurely lipped. Style tip ± straight.
Pod elliptic, 25–40 mm long, glabrous or finely pubescent; style c. 5 mm long; stipe 5–10 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: in open forest on a variety of soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Thompson & T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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