Dillwynia glaberrima Sm.

Smooth Parrot-pea

Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 1: 510 (1805) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub, mostly 0.5–2 m tall; stems almost glabrous, sometimes minutely tuberculate. Leaves linear, 3–30 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, sparse to moderately crowded, glabrous or rarely pubescent, obtuse, minutely mucronate, tip recurved; petiole to 1 mm long. Flowers in terminal or upper axillary, 2–6-flowered corymbose clusters, usually pedunculate; peduncle to 2 cm long; pedicel 0.5–3 mm long. Calyx 4–6 mm long, virtually glabrous or sometimes appressed-hairy; standard 8–10 mm long, notched, yellow with a central reddish blotch; wings snorter, spathulate, yellow; keel shortest, obtuse, yellow to reddish. Pod ovoid, 4–6 mm long, c. 4 mm wide, sessile, sparsely hairy; seeds usually 2. Flowers Aug.–Jan.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread across southern Victoria where it grows mainly in dry sclerophyll forests and lowland heaths.

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 Dillwynia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Dillwynia glaberrima in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dillwynia glaberrima in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain 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
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory