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Podolobium aestivum Crisp & P.H.Weston
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Podolobium aestivum Crisp & P.H.Weston APNI*

Synonyms: Oxylobium sp. A sensu Wiecek (1991) APNI*
Podolobium sp. A APNI*

Description: Erect shrub 1–2.5 m high; young stems and lower surface of leaves pubescent with appressed or spreading hairs.

Leaves opposite, mostly 2.5–8 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, upper surface reticulate and shining, margins ± regularly lobed, each lobe pungent-pointed; stipules spinose, curved, to 3 mm long.

Flowers in axillary racemes, sometimes exceeding the leaves; bracts small, ovate; bracteoles absent. Calyx c. 6 mm long, pubescent. Corolla c. 10 mm long, orange. Ovary stipitate; ovules c. 4.

Pods ± oblong, 10–14 mm long, c. 3 mm diam., ± straight, pubescent.

Flowering: Flowers spring and summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on rocky ground in dry sclerophyll forest, often on granite; recorded from Gibraltar Ra. and Mt Warning N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
AVH map***

Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept:

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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