Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Dillwynia sp. Trichopoda

Common name

A parrot-pea



Where found

Dry forest and woodland, and rarely on coastal headlands. Mostly north from west of Jervis Bay, sometimes farther south. Coast, ranges, and the eastern edge of the tablelands.


Prostrate to spreading shrub to 1 m tall. Stems hairy with minute hairs. Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.2-0.5 cm long, narrow, usually spirally twisted, tips curved and pointed, surfaces hairless or with wart-based hairs. Standard petal 4-6 mm long. Flowers pea shaped, with 5 petals, 2 joined together to form the keel, yellow to orange, with red or dark markings. Flowers in clusters of 1-6 flowers.

Dillwynia sp. Trichopoda (Maiden & Boorman s.n. NSW40290) in PlantNET

Full name Dillwynia sp. Trichopoda (J.H.Maiden & J.L. Boorman s.n.40290) NSW Herbarium.

In all species of Dillwynia, the standard petal is much broader than long.

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