Retz., Obs. Bot. 4:29 (1786/7).
Synonymy: Hedysarum linifolium L.f., Suppl. 331 (1782).
Common name: None
Slender much-branched prostrate or erect annual or bushy perennial, to 50 cm; branches pubescent with appressed hairs; leaves simple, subsessile, linear to oblong-lanceolate, 20-45 x 2-4 ram, acute, mucronate, appressed-pubescent on both surfaces; stipules minute, setaceous.
Inflorescence a spikelike raceme, shortly pedunculate, 5-30 mm long, 2-10-flowered; bracts broad-lanceolate, c. 1 mm long, acute; flowers 3-8 mm long; calyx at first urceolate, 3-4 mm long, later campanulate, villous; teeth linear, longer than the tube; petals bright-red; standard orbicular, one-quarter longer than the calyx, wings and keel shorter.
Pod globular, 1.5-2 mm, apiculate, appressed-white-tomentose, 1-seeded; seeds globular, c. 1.5 ram, brown-black, smooth.
Image source: fig. 309A in J.P. Jessop and H.R. Toelken Ed. 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: LE. W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W. Southern Asia; Africa; Indonesia; New Guinea.
Flowering time: July — Oct.
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