Daviesia buxifolia Benth.

Box-leaf Bitter-pea

Fl. Austral. 2: 75 (1864) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Open shrub to 2 m tall; branches often weeping, glabrous; branchlets angular-terete, ribbed. Phyllodes ovate to orbicular, 3–30 mm long, 3–20 mm wide, bright to dark green, glossy, margins minutely crenate, apex rounded, obtuse or rarely acute, base cordate or truncate, articulate, subsessile; midrib prominent, venation pinnate. Inflorescences 1–2 per axil, subcorymbose, 4–7-flowered, rachis usually 3–15 mm long; peduncle 5–10 mm long; pedicels 2–6 mm long, subtended by a narrowly oblong appressed bract c. 1 mm long. Calyx 3–5 mm long including 1–1.5 mm receptacle, upper 2 teeth united into a nearly entire lip; corolla mostly yellow or orange-yellow; standard broadly obovate, c. 6.5 mm long, c. 6.5 mm wide, yellow or orange-yellow with a maroon-brown marking. Pod obliquely broad-triangular, 6–9 mm long, 4–6 mm wide; seeds obloid, c. 3.5 mm long. Flowers mainly Sep.–Nov.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, NIS, VAlp. Also NSW. Scattered in mountainous country of eastern Victoria, usually in dry sclerophyll forests on poor skeletal or clay soils.

Possible hybrids with D. latifolia and D. mimosoides subsp. mimosoides have been observed at a few sites in Victoria.

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
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Daviesia buxifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Daviesia buxifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain 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
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales