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Tephrosia filipes Benth.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Tephrosia filipes Benth. APNI*

Description: Subshrub with ascending or decumbent stems, usually <20 cm high, stems sparsely to densely ± appressed-hairy.

Leaves 2–5 cm long; leaflets 7–19, linear to narrow-oblanceolate, 7–15 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, upper surface ± glabrous, lower surface with sparse appressed hairs; petiole 3–15 mm long; stipules linear.

Racemes 2–6-flowered, terminal or axillary, to c. 10 cm long. Calyx c. 2 mm long, sparsely appressed-hairy; teeth subulate, c. 1 mm long. Corolla c. 6 mm long, purple to deep red.

Pods linear, compressed, 15–20 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, sparsely appressed-hairy.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest; not common in this State, recorded near Copmanhurst.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Text by Harden
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