Nova Guinea 6 (2): 280 (1955) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect or decumbent perennial subshrub, 60–120 cm tall; stems appressed silky-hairy. Leaflets linear-cuneate to obovate, 7–25 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, upper surface glabrous, lower surface appressed-hairy, apices truncate to obtuse, mucronate; stipules 1–6 mm long. Flowers solitary or 2–7 in axillary clusters; bracts to c. 1 mm long; bracteoles linear, to c. 2 mm long. Calyx 3–5 mm long, appressed-hairy; teeth longer than tube; corolla 6–7 mm long, creamy-yellow or pink-purple; standard often with a darker purple patch; keel curved. Pod 3–4 mm long, sparsely hairy, sessile; seed c. 2.5 mm long, brown. Flowers summer–autumn.
CVU, EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MuF, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Scattered in north-eastern and eastern Victoria and often locally abundant on seasonally inundated sandy soils along watercourses.
All Australian specimens appear to be referable to the subsp. sericea which is characterized by its more upright habit and paler flowers. This taxon is sometimes (e.g. Wiersema et al. 1990) recognized at species level, as L. cuneata.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|