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Trifolium cernuum Brot.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Trifolium cernuum Brot. APNI*

Description: Prostrate, glabrous annual; branches to 40 cm long.

Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate-cuneate, 4–15 mm long, 4–10 mm wide, 1–1.5 times as long as broad, finely toothed.

Inflorescences umbellate to globose, c. 10 mm long and diam., 8–20-flowered, axillary; peduncle shorter than subtending leaf. Flowers on pedicels c. 2 mm long, deflexed after anthesis. Calyx tube 5–20-veined, throat open; teeth subequal, spiny, erect in pod. Corolla 4–5 mm long, equal to or longer than calyx, pink, persistent.

Pod oblong, 3–4 mm long, 1–4-seeded, exserted from calyx.


Distribution and occurrence: Widely naturalized, south from Wyong district. Native of Eur., N Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
AVH map***

Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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