Daviesia latifolia R.Br.

Hop Bitter-pea

in W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew., edn 2, 3: 20 (1811) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender erect shrub 1–5 m tall; branches arching, glabrous, glaucous; branchlets angular. Phyllodes narrow- to broad-elliptic or ovate, or lanceolate, 2–15 cm long, 5–70 mm wide, grey-green, coriaceous, margins minutely crenate, undulate, apex rounded to acuminate, base usually abruptly contracted to an articulate petiole-like base 3–20 mm long; midrib prominent, venation reticulate, prominent. Inflorescences 1–3 per axil, racemose, many-flowered, rachis 25–80 mm long; peduncle 5–25 mm long; pedicels 1.5–4 mm long, subtended by an ovate or elliptic bract 2–4 mm long. Calyx 3–5 mm long including 0.6–1 mm receptacle, upper 2 teeth united into a nearly entire lip; corolla mostly orange-yellow; standard broadly ovate, 6–9 mm long, 7–9.5 mm wide, orange-yellow with a maroon marking. Pod obliquely triangular, 6–11 mm long, 4–7 mm wide; seeds compressed ellipsoid, c. 3 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Dec

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread plant of dry sclerophyll forests, common across much of the state but apparently most abundant in the east where ascending to c. 1800 m.

Possible hybrids with Daviesia leptophylla and D. buxifolia have been observed in Victoria.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Fabaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Daviesia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Daviesia latifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Daviesia latifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory