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Mirbelia oxylobioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Mirbelieae
Genus: Mirbelia
Species: M. oxylobioides
Binomial name
Mirbelia oxylobioides
F.Muell.[1]

Mirbelia oxylobioides is an erect and spreading shrub in the family Fabaceae. It is endemic to Australia.

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Description

The species grows to 3 metres in height and has stems covered with soft downy hairs.[2] The pointed leaves are narrow and ovate and arranged in pairs.[2] They are 2 to 10 mm long and 1 to 4 mm wide.[2] The pea flowers are orange-yellow with red markings and are usually produced between October and January in the species native range.[2] These are followed by down-covered brown pods.[2]

Taxonomy

The species was first formally described by botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae in 1861.[1]

Distribution

The species occurs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.[2] In Tasmania it is regarded as "vulnerable", being only found in the Heathy Hills Nature Reserve near Elderslie where it is threatened by the effects of drought and the invasion of gorse.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Mirbelia oxylobioides". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?TAXON_NAME=Mirbelia+oxylobioides. Retrieved 2009-09-15.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Mirbelia oxylobioides". Threatened Flora of Tasmania. Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (Tasmania). http://www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/Attachments/SSKA-7597EV/$FILE/Mirbelia%20oxylobioides.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-15.  
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Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Mirbelieae
Genus: Mirbelia
Species: Mirbelia oxylobioides

Name

Mirbelia oxylobioides F.Muell.

References

  • Fragm. 2:154. 1861
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. 24473

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