Eutaxia microphylla var. diffusa (F.Muell.) Court

Spreading Eutaxia

Victorian Naturalist 73: 173 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Variable heath-like shrub to 1.5 m tall; stems dense and intricate or erect, usually glabrous, non-spinescent. Leaves lanceolate to ovate or obovate, mostly 3–7 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, green above, often brownish below, somewhat distant, concave and keeled, usually glabrous, subsessile, apex subacute. Flowers c. 6 mm long, solitary or rarely paired; pedicels 1–2 mm long, glabrous; bracteoles 1–4 mm long, persistent. Calyx 2.5–4 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy, teeth equal to or longer than tube; standard broader than long, yellow; wings yellow; keel purple. Pod 4–5 mm long; seeds usually 2, c. 2.5 mm long, brown-black. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Widespread in drier parts of western and northern Victoria, often in mallee communities.

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 (as Eutaxia diffusa F.Muell.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-11
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eutaxia microphylla var. diffusa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eutaxia microphylla var. diffusa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales