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Family: Fabaceae
Dillwynia cinerascens

Citation: R. Br. ex Sims, Curtis's Bot. Mag. 48:t. 2247 (1821).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Grey parrot-pea.

Heath-like shrub, branches usually more slender, slightly hairy or nearly glabrous, and in some western specimens the branchlets often ending in slender thorns; leaves moderately crowded, more or less filiform, 5-20 x 0.3-0.5 mm (dried), acute, mucronulate, more or less ascending, not or slightly recurved distally, glabrous or sprinkled with white hairs.

Flowers 5-8 mm long, on pedicels 1-2 mm long, in terminal or less often axillary, 3-10-flowered sessile short racemes or corymbs; bracts at the base of the raceme or pedicel ovate, c. 1 mm long, acute, brown, leathery, white-sericeous, caducous; bracteoles distal on the pedicels, remote from the calyx, ovate-lanceolate, slightly longer than the bracts, white-sericeous, more persistent but finally caducous; calyx c. 4 mm long, short-turbinate at the base, usually hoary, lobes short, ciliate; the 2 upper broader, united almost to the top into an almost truncate lip; petals predominantly orange or yellow; standard less than twice as long as broad; wings slightly shorter, narrow-obovate; keel obtuse, shortest.

Pod sessile, ovate, c. 5 x c. 3 mm, subacute, turgid, white-pubescent; seed usually 1, elliptic, c. 3 x c. 1.5 mm, black, turgid; aril circular, off-centre.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: SE.   W.Aust.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Oct. — Dec.

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