F. Muell., Chem.& Drugg. Australas. 2:31 (1887).
Synonymy: Bossiaea battii (F. Muell.)Tate, Hdbk Fl. Extratrop. S. Aust. 65 (1890).
Common name: None
Shrub with rigid terete intricate striate glabrous branches ending in a short spine; leaves reduced to scales.
Flowers axillary, single or paired, 4-7 mm long, on peduncles less than 1 mm long; bracts inconspicuous, scaly; bracteoles attached at the base of the calyx, ovate, glabrous except for the ciliate margins, persistent; calyx campanulate, 2-3.5 mm long, glabrous, with 5 short triangular or rounded ciliate teeth, the lowest rather longer, sometimes notched margins; standard suborbicular, 5-65 mm long, notched, brown-yellowish with dark veins (when dried); wings shorter, obovate, auriculate, yellowish; keel usually slightly shorter then the wings, yellowish basally, dark-blue distally; ovary shortly stipitate, cylindrical, continued into a thick flattened style with a capitellate stigma, glabrous, 2-ovulate.
Pod obovate-cylindrical, c. 15 x c. 6 ram, tuberculate, greenish; seed 1 or 2, obliquely-reniform, c. 4 mm long, brown, smooth.
||Templetonia battii twig, flower and legume.
Image source: fig 377b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: NU, EP. W.Aust.
Flowering time: July — Nov.
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