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Aotus subglauca Blakely & McKie
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Aotus subglauca Blakely & McKie APNI*

Description: Densely branched shrub to c. 1 m high; stem hairs white and appressed, sometimes with a few longer, spreading hairs.

Leaves usually in irregular whorls of 3, narrow-linear to lanceolate, 7–25 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, margins recurved to revolute, upper surface ± tuberculate, glabrous or with long hairs, lower surface often hoary; petiole 1–1.5 mm long.

Flowers 1–several in upper leaf axils; bracts 2–4 mm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long. Calyx 4 mm long, villous, teeth acute. Corolla 8–10 mm long; standard yellow with a large purple blotch in centre; wings yellow; keel red-purple.

Pod obovoid, 6–9 mm long, turgid, villous.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone and granite hills; north from the Georges R.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept:

 Key to the varieties 
1Leaves 1–3 mm wide, narrow-linear to lanceolate, margins recurved with most of lower surface visible, upper surface ± strongly tuberculatevar. subglauca
Leaves usually <1 mm wide, narrow-linear, margins revolute with midrib only visible below, upper surface ± smoothvar. filiformis

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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