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Daviesia squarrosa Sm.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Daviesia squarrosa Sm. APNI*

Synonyms: Daviesia squarrosa var. squarrosa Sm. APNI*

Description: Usually slender shrub to 1 m high; variably hispid on branchlets, margins and midrib of phyllodes.

Phyllodes cordate or ovate, rarely subulate, 4–12 mm long, 0.5–10 mm wide, apex long-acuminate, base cordate to cuneate, undulate or complicate; midrib prominent on upper surface; venation reticulate or obscure.

Racemes 1- or rarely 2-flowered; flower stalks 4–12 mm long; upper bracts 0.5–0.8 mm long, 0.3–0.4 mm wide. Calyx 2.4–2.9 mm long including 0.6–0.8 mm receptacle; upper 2 teeth scarcely wider or more united than lower 3.

Pod 6–9 mm long, 4–5.5 mm wide.

Flowering: July–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest in skeletal soils, sand or clay; mainly coastal from Newcastle to Tuross R., also inland near Megalong and Goulburn.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept: M.D. Crisp (1990)

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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