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Electronic Flora of South Australia infraspecific Fact Sheet

Family: Fabaceae
Daviesia benthamii ssp. humilis

Citation: Crisp, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6:60 (1982).

Synonymy: -D. genistifolia sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 435 (1948), partly.

Common name: None

Dense often depressed shrubs 30-60 cm high; branches usually clothed with phyllodes to near the base, rarely naked up to half-way from the base; phyllodes 5-30 x 1-1.75 mm, smooth.

Flowers 4-6, on rhachises 2-7 mm long; standard c. 5 x c. 5.5 mm.

Pod rather smaller, 5.5-7 mm long and slightly rounded in outline.

image of FSA2_Daviesia_ben_hum.jpg Daviesia benthamii subsp humilis, twig and legume.
Image source: fig 357e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:    N.S.W.; Vic.

Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.

Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: In S.Aust., D. benthamii subsp. benthamii differs from subsp. humills in having the phyllodes reduced to a few short stout spines at the branchlet apices and in its long slender inflorescence rhachises and pedicels, and occurs in drier localities than does subsp. humdis, but in W.Aust. subsp. benthamii is much more variable than in S. Aust. and has forms resembling subsp. humills. These are being investigated by M.D. Crisp.

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