Podolobium procumbens (F.Muell.) Crisp & P.H.Weston

Trailing Shaggy-pea

Advances in Legume Systematics 7: 281 (1995)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Procumbent or ascending rhizomatous shrub to 0.3 m tall; stems glabrescent. Leaves irregularly opposite or in whorls, ovate, 1–2.5 cm long, 6–18 mm wide, upper surface glabrescent, reticulate, shiny, lower surface sparsely hairy, margins undulate, apex acute, pungent-pointed; petiole to c. 3 mm long; stipules bristly, 2–5 mm long. Inflorescence a few-flowered, terminal or axillary raceme, often exserted beyond leaves; pedicels 4–10 mm long, silky; bracts narrow-lanceolate, bristly, 1–5 mm long; bracteoles narrow-lanceolate, bristly, about equal to calyx. Calyx 6–9 mm long, appressed-pubescent, teeth about equal to tube; corolla 10–14 mm long, orange with red markings; standard suborbicular, emarginate, orange with a reddish centre; wings orange; keel reddish; ovary stipitate, ovules 8. Pod obloid, 10–15 mm long, straight or curved, with several warty ridges, villous; seeds 2–8, c. 2 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

CVU, EGL, EGU, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also NSW. Scattered mainly across drier inland parts of Victoria in sclerophyll forests and woodlands.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Podolobium
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory