* (see Note opposite), Cunn. ex Don, Gert. Hist. 2:125 (Oct. 1832).
Synonymy: D. corymbosa sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 435 (1948), non Smith; D. virgata Cunn. ex Hook., Curtis's Bot. Mag. 59:t. 3196 (Nov. 1832) D. mimosoides sensu Crisp in Jessop, List Vasc. Pl. S. Aust. 53 (1983), non R.Br.
Common name: None
Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 189 as D. mimosoides.) Shrub 1-2 m high, with glabrous angular branches; phyllodes horizontal, rigid, oblanceolate, narrow-lanceolate to linear, obtuse, rarely acute, 3-10 x 0.5-1 cm, attenuate into the articulate base, thick in texture, greenish, the veins oblique to the midrib, sometimes inconspicuous; stipules absent.
Flowers 5-7 mm long, in axillary few- to 10-flowered solitary or clustered racemes, often distal on peduncles 10-25 mm long, on slender pedicels to 5 mm long; bract(s) at the base of the peduncle and pedicels, navicular, ovate to oblong, 1-2 mm long, glabrous, with fimbriate margins; calyx c. 3 mm long, glabrous, teeth shorter than the tube, fimbriate on the margins, lower 3 triangular, upper 2 united in a broad often emarginate lip; standard twice as long as the calyx, suborbicular, slightly emarginate, brown-yellow, purplish centrally on the back; wings shorter, obovate; keel shorter than the wings, subacute, purple distally.
Pod oblique-triangular, compressed, c. 2.5 x c. 1.7 mm, shortly stipitate, upper suture gently sigmoid, lower curved bluntly through a right angle, light-brown, usually 2-seeded; seed ovate-reniform, c. 2.5 x c. 1.7 mm, brown, mottled black, quite rounded, aril conspicuous, elliptic, yellow.
||Daviesia leptophylla, twig and legume.
Image source: fig 357h in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
D. mimosoides and D. corymbosa, both of which have been confused with D. leptophylla, occur only in the eastern States.
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