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Family: Fabaceae
Daviesia stricta

Citation: Crisp, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6:63, fig. 4 (1982).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Open shrub to 1.5 m high; branchlets usually rigidly erect, compressed-triquetrous, narrowly winged, smooth; phyllodes horizontally flattened, erect or ascending, narrow to linear-elliptic, obtuse or acute, mucronate, articulate at the base, 10-100 x 1.5-15 mm, with a prominent midrib and obscure venation, coriaceous, glaucescent.

Flowers 4-8 mm long, in 3-5-flowered axillary solitary or clustered umbels, on peduncles 3-7 mm long; pedicels slender, 2-5 mm long; bract(s) triangular to spathulate, flat to navicular, 0.2-1 mm long, spirally placed along the peduncle and forming a rosette at the base of the pedicels; calyx narrow-campanulate, c. 5 mm long, glabrous; teeth uniform, more or less equalling the tube, triangular, acuminate, recurved at the tips, with raised midribs, with fimbriate margins, viscid, maroon; standard very broad-ovate, shallowly emarginate, 3.5-7.5 x 4-6.5 mm including the c. 2 mm long claw, orange with a purplish centre, fading to yellow-brown; wings obovate, auriculate, purplish; keel half-elliptic, slightly auriculate, slightly pouched, purplish distally.

Pod narrow-triangular, acuminately beaked, enclosed at the base by the enlarged calyx, 9-13 x 5-7 mm, compressed before opening, upper suture slightly sigmoid, lower curved in a semicircle; seed reniform, c. 4.5 x c. 2.5 mm, compressed.

image of FSA2_Daviesia_str.jpg Daviesia stricta with twig, legume and inflorescence.
Image source: fig 357j in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: FR, EA.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Oct.

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