Common name: Box-leaf Bitter-pea
Daviesia buxifolia Benth. APNI*
Description: Open shrub to 2 m high.
Phyllodes ovate to circular, 3–30 mm long, 3–20 mm wide, undulate, apex rounded, obtuse or rarely acute, base cordate to rounded, margins crenulate, glossy bright to dark green; venation pinnate.
Racemes 4–7-flowered; rachis 3–15 mm long including 5–10 mm peduncle. Calyx 3.25–5 mm long including 1–1.5 mm receptacle; upper 2 teeth united in a truncate lip; lower 3 teeth thickened and darkened at apices.
Pod 6–9 mm long, 4–6 mm wide.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt forest on acidic soils, south from the Tuross R.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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