Tephrosia oblongata R.Br. ex Benth.
Bentham, G. (1864) Flora Australiensis 2: 205. Type: N. Australia. Islands of the gulf of Carpentaria, R. Brown.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall.
Terminal leaflet longer than the lateral leaflets. Terminal leaflet blade about 6.6-7.2 x 2-2.7 cm, stalk about 3-4 mm long. Lateral leaflet blades about 3.2-6.3 x 1.7-2.3 cm, stalks about 3-4 mm long. Stems, twigs, petioles and stipules densely clothed in hairs. Upper surface of the leaflet blades +/- glabrous except for the midribs. Stipules about 8 mm long.
Flowers about 10 x 8 mm. Outer surface of the calyx densely clothed in hairs. Calyx tube about 2 mm long, lobes unequal, about 2-3 mm long. Corolla lobes about 10 mm long. Stamens 10, the filaments of nine stamens fused to form a tube about 5-6 mm long open on one side. The filament of one stamen completely free from the others. Stamens alternately long and short. Ovary about 7-8 mm long, densely clothed in hairs. Ovules about nine per ovary.
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This species is of no grazing significance. Hacker (1990).