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Family: Fabaceae
Dillwynia glaberrima

Citation: Smith, Ann. Bot.(Koenig & Sims) 1:510 (1805).

Synonymy: -D. ericifolia Smith forma glaberrima (Smith)Benth., Fl. Aust. 2:149 (1864); D. peduncularis sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 444 (1948), non Benth.; D. ericifolia Smith var. peduncularis sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 444 (1948).

Common name: Smooth parrot-pea.

Shrubs less than 1 to more than 2 m high; the branches slender, wiry, almost glabrous; leaves on distinct up to 1 mm long wrinkled honey-yellow petioles, linear, 5-20 but commonly 10-15 mm long and c. 0.5 mm across (dried), the apex obtuse with a small mucro usually recurved glabrous or rarely pubescent, often grooved above by involute margins or smooth, occasionally slightly twisted; stipules minute, filiform, acuminate, to 0.5 mm long, glabrous, persistent.

Flowers 8-10 mm long, on 2-3 mm long mostly glabrous pedicels; racemes short or elongated, terminal and in upper axils, rarely 1- but up to 6-flowered; peduncles 5-20 mm long, glabrous, as long as or longer than the nearest leaf; bract ovate, acute, c. 1.5 mm long, brown, leathery, glabrous except for the ciliate margins, caducous; bracteoles lanceolate, distal on the pedicels, remote from the calyx, lanceolate, 1-2 mm long, with a few hairs apically, caducous; calyx 4-6 mm long, gradually contracted into an obturbinate base, glabrous except for fine hairs near the edge of the lobes, or occasionally with appressed hairs; lobes shorter than the tube, triangular, ciliate, the upper 2 united for half of their length, notched, falcate; standard with a claw as long as the calyx, transverse-elliptic, notched, wider than long, yellow with a reddish blotch centrally; wings shorter, spathulate, yellow; keel obtuse, about half as long as the standard, yellow to reddish, usually ciliate.

Pod sessile, ovoid 4-6 x c. 4 mm, turgid, brown, sparsely hairy; seeds 2, reniform, c. 2 x c. 1.5 mm, brown, smooth; aril large, attached centrally.

Published illustration: Costermans (1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 193.

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

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.

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