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Dillwynia tenuifolia
Scientific classification
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Mirbelieae
Genus:
Dillwynia
Species:
D. tenuifolia
Binomial name
Dillwynia tenuifolia
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Dillwynia tenuifolia is a rare plant endemic to New South Wales. It is a member of the tribe Mirbelieae which are known for their golden pea-shaped flowers.

D. tenuifolia is a small shrub, to 1 metre, it produces orange-yellow and red pea-flowers

It is found around Sydney, on the Cumberland Plain from Windsor to Penrith east to Deans Park. Other populations in western Sydney are recorded from Voyager Point and Kemps Creek, Ludenham, South Maroota. Other populations are known from the Bulga Mountains, Kurrajong Heights and Woodford in the Lower Blue Mountains.

It is classified as vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, however international agencies like the IUCN do not consider it threatened. Its distribution has been modified by urban development which has required land clearing and has fragmented habitats, changes to fire regimes have also effected the species.

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