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Family: Fabaceae
Viminaria juncea

Citation: Hoffsgg., Verz. Pfl. Kult. 200 (1824).

Synonymy: Sophora juncea Schrader & Wendl., Sert. Hannov. 9 (1795); Daviesia denudata Vent., Jard. Cels 1:6 (1803); V. denudata (Vent.)Smith, Exot. Bot. 1:51 (1804).

Common name: Golden spray, native broom.

Trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 187.) Shrub from less than 1 m to over 5 m high; branches often pendulous, wiry, glabrous, green, lengthways striate (when dried); juvenile leaves 1-3-foliolate; lamina ovate to lanceolate 1-5 or more cm long, mature leaves reduced to long slender wiry petioles, from few to over 25 cm long; stipules lanceolate, c. 1 mm long, glabrous.

Flowers 7-10 mm long, solitary, axillary, often opposite, in racemes over 20 cm long, on glabrous to 5 mm long slender pedicels; bract lanceolate, 2-3 mm long, decurrent, glabrous or pubescent with white appressed hairs; bracteoles absent; calyx campanulate, c. 4 mm long, base turbinate and tapering into the pedicel, glabrous or sprinkled with a few appressed hairs; lobes triangular, shorter than the tube; petals about twice as long as the calyx; standard yellow with faint red streaks; wings obovate-oblong, yellow; keel blunt, reddish; stamens versatile; ovary fusiform; style with short appressed hairs.

Pod c. 4 mm long, almost black, the surface rather soft, somewhat wrinkled to reticulate, obiquely beaked with the remains of the style, usually indehiscent; seed ovate-reniform, c. 2.5 x c. 1.7 mm, light-brown, dull, with dark-brown spots.

image of FSA2_Viminaria_jun.jpg Viminaria juncea twigs, legume and opened legume.
Image source: fig 371b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Costermarts (1981

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NL, SL, KI, SE.   W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Nov. — Feb.

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