Glycine clandestina—Twining Glycine—FABACEAE.

Glycine clandestina

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Habitat—Widespread from coast to subalpine situations including margins of Rainforest.

Distribution—Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Twiner,stems non—stoloniferous; hairy with white, pale rusty or dark rusty, soft hairs.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Coocumbac Island, Crowdy Bay National Park, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Elizabeth Beach, Forster Cemetery, Golden Ponds Reserve, Goldens Road Wetlands, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, One Mile Beach, Pebbly Beach, Penenton Creek and Wetlands, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Second Head, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, The Islands, The Sanctuary, Tiona, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Waitui Falls, Wallamba Cove, Wallamba River Area, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.—Leaves palmately or rarely pinnately 3—foliolate, rachis 0 to 4 mm long, dimorphic; leaflets of upper leaves variable—linear to elliptic or oblong—lanceolate, 1 to 10.5 cm long, 2 to 14 mm wide, apex acute or rarely obtuse; leaflets of lower leaves (and often in the subalpine plants) oblanceolate to broad—obovate or ± circular, 0.5 to 3 cm long, 2 to 8 mm wide; upper surface with sparse to moderately dense, appressed to spreading white hairs (rarely almost glabrous); lower surface with sparse to moderately dense, appressed to spreading, white to rusty hairs; stipels usually present, to 0.75mm long

Glycine clandestina
Glycine clandestina

Inflorescence.—Racemes to 21 cm long. Calyx sparsely to densely hairy with white to dark brown hairs; sinus between upper teeth, usually 0.25 to 0.5mm long. Standard 5 to 9 mm long; mauve, lilac, light blue, rose—purple or white

Flowering.—Throughout the year.

Fruit.—Pods initially straight, but sometimes twisting after dehiscence, to 5 cm long, 4 mm wide, without purple flecks, sparsely hairy to glabrous; seeds usually 7 to 12; surface rough, not mottled. Diploid, 2n=40.

Ripe.—Throughout the year.

Glycine clandestina