Senna phyllodinea (R.Br.) Symon APNI*
Synonyms: Cassia phyllodinea (in part) APNI*
Senna form taxon 'petiolaris' APNI*
Description: Spreading bushy shrub to 1.5 m high.
Pinnate leaves present only in juvenile phase with leaves reduced to phyllodes in mature plants; phyllodes falcate,15–60 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, silky with dense appressed silvery hairs (becoming weathered in old specimens).
Flowers in axillary sub-umbellate racemes near the ends of the branches; petals glabrous, 7–10 mm long, stamens 10, anthers obtuse on short robust filaments.
Pods flat but strongly curved to form one third to one half a circle, 3–10 cm long, 8–13 mm wide.
Flowering: Flowers all year.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in inland areas on a variety of soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by B. Wiecek
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