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Bossiaea walkeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
(unranked): Mirbelioids
Genus: Bossiaea

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  • Lalage Lindl.
  • Scottia R.Br. ex Ait.

Bossiaea is a genus in the pea family (Fabaceae) consisting of about 70 species which are native to Australia. The genus is named in honour of Joseph Hugues Boissieu La Martinière, a botanist on La Pérouse's expedition to Australia.


Bossiaea comprises the following species:[1][2][3]

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status[edit]

The status of the following species is unresolved:[1][2][3]

  • Bossiaea aculeata F.Muell.
  • Bossiaea arcuata J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea atrata J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea aurantiaca J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea barbarae J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea barrettiorum J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea battii (F.Muell.) Tate
  • Bossiaea biloba Benth.
  • Bossiaea bombayensis K.L.McDougall
  • Bossiaea bosseioides (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) Court
  • Bossiaea calcicola J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea calycina Benth.
  • Bossiaea celata J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea coccinea Bonpl.
  • Bossiaea cordifolia Sweet
  • Bossiaea decumbens F.Muell.
  • Bossiaea distichoclada F. Muell.
  • Bossiaea egena (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
  • Bossiaea endlicheri Meisn.
  • Bossiaea eremaea J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea flexuosa J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea fragrans K.L.McDougall
  • Bossiaea gilbertii Turcz.
  • Bossiaea grayi K.L.McDougall
  • Bossiaea hendersoni hort. ex Regel
  • Bossiaea humilis Meisn.
  • Bossiaea inundata J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea lalagoides F.Muell.
  • Bossiaea lanceloata Sims
  • Bossiaea lanceolata (Andrews) Sims
  • Bossiaea laxa J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea linnaeoides G.Don
  • Bossiaea microphylla (Sims) Sm.
  • Bossiaea milesiae K.L.McDougall
  • Bossiaea nervosa Meisn.
  • Bossiaea nummularia Endl.
  • Bossiaea ovalifolia Endl.
  • Bossiaea ovata (Andrews) G.Don
  • Bossiaea paucifolia Benth. ex Lindl.
  • Bossiaea phylloclada F.Muell.
  • Bossiaea rigida Turcz.
  • Bossiaea rotundifolia DC.
  • Bossiaea saxosa J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea simulata J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea smithiorum J.H.Ross
  • Bossiaea stenophylla F.Muell.
  • Bossiaea stenophylla F.Muell.
  • Bossiaea strigillosa Benth
  • Bossiaea vombata J.H.Ross―Wombat bossiaea


  1. ^ a b "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Bossiaea". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Bossiaea". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "The Plant List entry for Bossiaea". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

Data related to Bossiaea at Wikispecies