Daviesia mimosoides R.Br.

Blunt-leaf Bitter-pea

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

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Open shrub to 2 m tall, rarely arborescent to 5 m; branches many, glabrous; branchlets angular-terete. Phyllodes linear, elliptic or obovate, 1.5–20 cm long, 4–30 mm wide, pale green to glaucescent, dull, margins entire, rarely minutely crenate, apex acute or obtuse, base tapered, rarely cuneate, articulate, subsessile; midrib prominent, venation pinnate. Inflorescences 1–3 per axil, corymbiform, 5–10-flowered, rachis usually 3–15 mm long; peduncle 1–5.5 mm long; pedicels 1–9 mm long, subtended by a narrowly oblong appressed bract to c. 2 mm long. Calyx 2.5–5 mm long including 1–2 mm receptacle, upper 2 teeth united into a nearly entire lip; corolla mostly orange-yellow; standard transversely broadly elliptic, 6–7.5 mm long, 5.5–8 mm wide, orange-yellow with a maroon marking. Pod obliquely triangular, 6–10 mm long, 4–7 mm wide; seeds ellipsoid to reniform, compressed, 2.5–3.5 mm long. 

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv.

2 subspecies, differing only in phyllode characteristics and with intermediates sometimes encountered. Subsp. acris occurs at moderate altitudes, only on exposed rocky sites, while subsp. mimosoides sometimes occurs at similar altitudes but on more sheltered sites and on better soils (Crisp 1991).

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Daviesia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Daviesia mimosoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Daviesia mimosoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians 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
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory