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Bossiaea brownii
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Occurrence data from the Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Bossiaea brownii is a member of the genus Bossiaea in the pea family (Fabaceae) which is endemic to Queensland (Australia).


The leaflets are ovate with an asymmetrical base. The branchlets are terete and usually covered by a distinctive indumentum of long and short hairs. The stipules have membranous margins. The keel which is about 10 mm long, is not longer than the standard (or barely longer). The stamen tube is persistent and less than 12 mm long. The pod-stipe is 4 – 10 mm long. The bracteoles are free from each other. The petals have red or purplish markings. The calyx is not conspicuously striate. The ovary is smooth, and the pod is partitioned and 15–40 mm long.


The species was first described as Bossieae brownii in 1864 by George Bentham. There are no synonyms.

The type specimen was collected by Robert Brown on August 22, 1802 at Port Clinton, Queensland.

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