Hovea elliptica (Sm.) A.DC.

Tree Hovea

Shrub to 3 m tall. New growth rusty-hairy. Leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 3-10 cm long, 1-3 cm wide. Flowers in profuse axillary clusters, mostly deep bluish purple with white blotch at base of standard, rarely all white; spring. Fruit pod more or less round, to about 1.5 cm long, hairless, containing 1-2 seeds.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Fabaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Hovea R.Br.