Common name: Broom Bitter Pea
Daviesia genistifolia A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Low multistemmed shrub to 0.6 m high, or rarely slender, open and to 2 m high.
Phyllodes terete or vertically compressed, 5–30 mm long, 0.5–1.25 mm thick, rigid, pungent, articulated with branchlet, usually striate.
Racemes 2–6-flowered; rachis 1.5–8 mm long including 0.5–1.3 mm peduncle. Calyx 2.2–3.5 mm long including 0.5–1.0 mm receptacle; teeth shallow, 0.5–0.6 mm long.
Pod 8–11 mm long, 4–8 mm wide.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, in sclerophyll communities.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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