Dillwynia ramosissima Benth. APNI*
Synonyms: Dillwynia floribunda var. spinescens Maiden & Betche APNI*
Dillwynia spinescens var. inermis Blakely APNI*
Dillwynia spinescens (Maiden & Betche) Cheel APNI*
Description: Decumbent to erect shrub 0.4–1.5 m high.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblong to spathulate, rarely obovate and flat with inrolled margins, 1–10 mm long, apex blunt to shortly incurved and acuminate, smooth or minutely tuberculate, usually glabrous.
Inflorescences 1-flowered, terminal or in the upper axils; peduncle 0.5–8 mm long; bracts c. 1 mm long; bracteoles 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 4–5 mm long, mostly glabrous. Standard 7–10 mm long.
Pod 5–7 mm long; seeds smooth.
Distribution and occurrence: in heath and dry sclerophyll forest, most commonly on sandstone; south from the Cudgegong R.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by P.H. Weston & P.C. Jobson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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