Dillwynia prostrata Blakeley

Matted Parrot-pea

Austral. Naturalist 10: 167 (1939) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Prostrate shrub; stems rooting at nodes, covered with short, curved, ascending or appressed hairs. Leaves linear to narrow-oblong to spathulate, 2–5 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, crowded, glabrous or with a few stiff hairs near apex, smooth, apex acute to shortly acuminate; petiole to c. 0.5 mm long. Flowers 1–4 in sessile or subsessile, terminal and upper axillary clusters; pedicel 1–3 mm long. Calyx 4–5 mm long, virtually glabrous; standard 7–10 mm long, notched, yellow with radiating red veins; wings shorter, obovate-oblong, yellow; keel shortest, obtuse, dark red. Pod ovoid to globular, 4–6 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, villous; seeds usually 2. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

EGU, MonT, SnM. Also NSW. Rare species known only from a few colonies in the upper Snowy River area of East Gippsland where it grows in open woodland on poor stony soils.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-09-22
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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 prostrata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dillwynia prostrata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory