Oesterr. Bot. Z. 31: 69 (1881) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Erect, ascending or prostrate perennial herb, to 25 cm tall; stems densely pubescent with appressed medifixed hairs. Leaves mostly 5–10 cm long; leaflets 3–11, linear-lanceolate to elliptic, lateral leaflets 5–30 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, terminal leaflet usually conspicuously longer than laterals, apices narrowly acute with a recurved point, both surfaces sparsely pubescent to virtually glabrous; stipules triangular to linear, c. 2–7 mm long, sometimes broadly toothed. Racemes mostly 3–11-flowered; flowers c. 10 mm long; calyx with base spirally twisted, dark pubescent, teeth shorter than tube; petals pink or purple; standard c. 10 mm long, 7–8 mm wide, often asymmetric, clawed; keel 7–9 mm long, obtuse, tip beak-like, strongly twisted; style tip stout, incurved. Pod narrow-ellipsoid, mostly 20–65 mm long, 4–7 mm wide, inflated, sparsely pubescent, stipe c. 0.5 mm long; seeds to c. 20, cordate-reniform, c. 2 mm long, dark brown. Flowers Aug.–Nov.
DunT, MuF, MuM, NIS, VRiv, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Extremely rare in northern and western Victoria, with an isolated southern recorded labeled 'Wannon River'. Usually found in seasonally inundated flats and around lakes.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|