Common name: Matted Parrot-pea
Dillwynia prostrata Blakely APNI*
Description: Prostrate shrub rooting from stems; stems with short, curved, ascending to appressed hairs.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblong to spathulate, 2–5 mm long, apex obtuse to shortly acuminate, smooth, glabrous or hairy near apex.
Inflorescnces racemose, 1–4-flowered, terminal and in the upper axils; peduncle very short or absent; bracts c. 1 mm long; bracteoles c. 1 mm long, hairy towards apex. Calyx 4–5 mm long, mostly glabrous. Standard 7–10 mm long. Mature pod not seen.
Distribution and occurrence: in heath to dry sclerophyll woodland on sediments or granite; south from Braidwood.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by P.H. Weston & P.C. Jobson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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