Daviesia ulicifolia subsp. ruscifolia (Cunn. ex Benth.) G.Chandler & Crisp

Australian Systematic Botany 10: 44 (1997) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rigid, spreading shrub mostly less than c. 1 m high; stems hispid or minutely hairy. Phyllodes ovate to narrow-ovate, 5–12 mm long, (1.5–)2.5–4(–6) mm wide, leaf length to width ratio 1.2–3, usually widest at base, often abruptly constricted from midway; apex long acuminate; base rounded or obtuse; upper surface convex with prominent midrib. Flowers solitary or paired in leaf axil, rarely in umbellate clusters of 3; standard orange. Flowers Aug.–Jan.

CVU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Widespread and common in hilly country, extending into montane and subalpine areas.

Generally distinguished by the wider leaves that are broadest at the base, and solitary or paired flowers with an orange standard. Plants growing at higher altitudes are sometimes relatively narrow-leaved, and intermediates between these two subspecies (with leaf length to width ratio 3–4) have been recorded in north-eastern Victoria.   

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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Daviesia ulicifolia subsp. ruscifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Daviesia ulicifolia subsp. ruscifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory