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Family: Fabaceae
Kennedia prorepens

Citation: F. Muell., Syst. Census Aust. Pl. 1:41 (1882).

Synonymy: Caulinia prorepens F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 8:225 (1874). , Kennedya prorepens

Common name: None

Many-stemmed, prostrate; axes semi-woody, somewhat pithy, to 0.5 m long, tomentose; appressed-pubescent on leaflets and calyx; leaflets 3, on petioles 0.5-2 cm long, laterals subsessile, upper on a petiolule 2-7 mm long, obovate-cuneate, 7-30 x 7-20 mm, some slightly retuse to truncate, venation reticulate, impressed above, mucronulate, lateral leaflets similar, smaller; stipules triangular-lanceolate, c. 3 mm long; stipels setaceous, caducous.

Flowers 10-15 mm long, in whorl-like clusters of 1-4 on 5-20 cm long erect 2-12- or more-flowered inflorescences; calyx narrow-campanulate, 4-6 mm long, green-greyish, teeth shorter than the tube, triangular, upper 2 connate except the tips; petals blue, violet or maroon-red; standard broadly obovate, almost orbicular, 7-12 mm long, on a c. 3.5 mm claw, with 2 obtuse vertically decurrent calli at the base; wings narrow-obovate, shorter, auriculate; keel shortest, obovate, obtuse, auriculate.

Pod linear, 25-40 x 5-6 mm, beaked with a persistent style, brown, glabrous, 4-8-seeded; seed oblong-reniform, c. 4 mm long, brown with dark spots, laterally arillate.

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Image source: fig. 317A in J.P. Jessop and H.R. Toelken Ed. 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NW, FR, MU.   W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: It is possible that this is merely a form or variety of K. procurrens Benth. (1848) described from Mt Kennedy in Qld and recorded from the Pilliga area in N.S.W.

Author: Not yet available

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