Senna acclinis—Pea Bush, Rainforest Senna—FABACEAE.

Senna acclinis

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Habitat—Grows in subtropical rainforest, now very rare owing to clearing; last collected at Balgownia in 1982.

Distribution— North from the central coast in New South Wales to Queensland.

Description— Shrub to 3 m high

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Cape Hawke, One Mile Beach and Red Head.

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, no terminal leaf, rachis−tip not extending past last leaflet, 15 cm long, glands 1 to 4 between lowest pinnae pairs; pinnae 5 to 7 pairs, broad—elliptic, the largest to 5 cm long and 15 mm broad, glabrous or slightly hairy, apex obtuse; petiole 20 to 40 mm long.

Senna acclinis
Senna acclinis

Inflorescence.—Peduncle 2 to 4 cm long; 2 to 5-flowered. Fertile stamens 10; anthers on filaments 1 to 2 mm long or sometimes 1 longer

Flowering.— Spring and summer.

Fruit.—Pod ± flat, black, 12 to 15 cm long, 6 to 8 mm wide, oval in section, without pith.

Ripe.—Summer and autumn.

Senna acclinis