1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Platylobium Sm.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Australasia..

    [LOWO]

    Legumes of the World. Edited by G. Lewis, B. Schrire, B. MacKinder & M. Lock. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (2005)

    Habit
    Shrubs
    Ecology
    Subtropical, mediterranean and temperate forest, woodland, bushland, thicket and shrubland
    Distribution
    E and SE Australia (Wide Bay in Queensland to Kangaroo Island in S Australia, and in E Tasmania)
    Note
    Closely allied to, and probably nested within Bossiaea (unpublished data), from which it differs in the development of a distinct wing beyond the upper sutural nerve of the pod, the extreme enlargement of the two upper calyx-lobes relative to the lower three (this condition found also in Bossiaea spinosa (Turcz.) Domin), a haploid chromosome number of 8 as opposed to 9 in Bossiaea, and pollen with a well-defined endoaperture
    [LOWO]
    Use
    Potential as ground cover for erosion control and used as ornamentals (e.g., P. formosum Sm., or handsome flat pea , page 359)

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

    Platylobium Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Spec. Bot. New Holland: 17 (1793)

    Accepted by

    • Thompson, I.R. (2011). A revision of Platylobium (Fabaceae: Bossiaeeae) Muelleria 29: 154-172.

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Legumes of the World Online
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