Dillwynia cinerascens

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Dillwynia cinerascens
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Dillwynia
Species: D. cinerascens
Binomial name
Dillwynia cinerascens
R.Br.

Dillwynia cinerascens, the grey parrot-pea, is a plant in the pea (Fabaceae) family, native to Australia.

Description[edit]

This species is a decumbent or erect shrub which grows to between 0.3 and 1.5 metres in height and has appressed hairs on its stems. The linear leaves are 5–20 mm long and 0.3-0.5 mm wide.[1] The "pea" flowers appear in short terminal racemes or corymbs in spring. These are followed by 5 mm long pods with smooth seed.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

The species was first formally described by botanist Robert Brown in the Botanical Magazine in 1821. Brown came across the plant in 1804 growing near the River Derwent in Tasmania.[2]

Distribution[edit]

Dillwynia cinerascens occurs in dry forest and woodland in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c P.H. Weston & P.C. Jobson. "New South Wales Flora Online: Dillwynia cinerascens". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. 
  2. ^ "Dillwynia cinerascens". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-10-25.