Dillwynia cinerascens R.Br. ex Sims

Grey Parrot-pea

Bot. Mag. 48: t. 2247 (1821) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, compact or decumbent shrub, 0.3–1(–1.5) m tall; stems appressed-pubescent. Leaves linear to filiform, 3–30 mm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide, moderately crowded, glabrous or with sparse white hairs, acute, often shortly recurved near apex, minutely mucronate; petiole c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers 1–10, in subsessile, terminal and/or axillary, racemose or corymbose clusters; pedicel 0.5–3 mm long; bracts ovate, c. 1 mm long, acute, hairy, brown; bracteoles ovate-lanceolate, c. 1.5 mm long, hairy, remote from calyx. Calyx c. 4 mm long, sparsely to moderately hairy with usually asymmetrically medifixed hairs; petals mostly orange or yellow; standard 5–8 mm long, notched; wings shorter, narrow-obovate; keel shortest, obtuse. Pod ovate, c. 5 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, sessile, subacute, white-pubescent; seed usually 1, elliptic, c. 3 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide; aril circular, off-centre. Flowers mostly Sep.–Nov.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuF, NIS, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread across much of Victoria but sporadic in the far west and east. Grows mainly in sclerophyll forests and woodlands. An unusually tall (to 1.5 m high), glabrescent form occurs rarely along the Wimmera River near Horsham.

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: Neville Walsh, 2017-08-11
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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 cinerascens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dillwynia cinerascens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans 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
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory