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Hovea  linearis (Sm.) R.Br.  trib. Brongniartieae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Hovea  linearis (Sm.) R.Br.  trib. Brongniartieae
SynonymsPoiretia linearis Sm. (basionym)
 Hovea heterophylla Hook.f.
 Phusicarpos linearis (Sm.) Poir.
Territory AustraliaNew South WalesQueenslandSouth Australia
dry, stony grassland
Description leaves alternate, stems procumbent with erect apex, flowers 2-3, ca. 1cm long, axillary, with large, brown hirsute calyx
Size20-30cm
Colorpink, purple
Bloomspring
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring after hot water treatment, germ. 1-3 months
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyWalsh N.G. et al. (1993-1999) Flora of Victoria 1-4
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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