Hovea pannosa A.Cunn. ex Hook.

Bot. Mag. 58: t. 3053 (1831) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub to 2.5 m high; branchlets villous with ± straight or crinkled, often rusty hairs overtopped by much longer spreading hairs. Leaves narrow linear to narrowly oblong or narrowly elliptic, 2.5–5(–6) cm long, 4–7(–9) mm wide; apex shortly acute or obtuse with a short mucro; upper surface arched up either side of depressed midrib, glabrous, smooth or minutely scabrous; lower surface with dense, curled and long hairs; margins recurved to revolute; stipules subulate, 3–5 mm long, densely hairy. Inflorescence ± sessile, usually 2–3-flowered; pedicels 2–3 mm long, densely villous; bract inserted up to 1 mm below bracteoles, lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, somewhat obscured by dense hair; bracteoles lanceolate, 2–3.5(–4) mm long; calyx 5–6.5 mm long; corolla mauve; standard 8–10.5 mm long (including claw), wider than long; keels shorter than wings; stamen-filaments to 5.5 mm long. Pods sessile, with moderate cover of rusty indumentum. Flowers Aug.–Sep.

EGU, HSF. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Occurs in East Gippsland on Mt Kaye with an outlier further west on Mt Hedrick in dry open forest on rocky slopes.

Previously treated as a widely variable species with many forms, most of which are now accounted for in Hovea asperifolia. Hovea pannosa is characterised by the long spreading hairs on stems, petioles, pedicles, calyces, and the lower surface of leaves.

Source: Ross, J.H. (1996). Hovea. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-09-10
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Hovea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hovea pannosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hovea pannosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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New South Wales