Glycine tabacina (Labill.) Benth.
Glycine Pea

Fl.Austral. 2:244-245 (1864)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Climber. Fl. purple.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 18 June 1996

Scientific Description

Twining or climbing plants. Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, alternate, not continuous with stem, 55-75 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, pinnately arranged; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present but early deciduous ( only visible on youngest leaves ). Pedicel present, 1.5-2 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent. Calyx 4-5.3 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.5-9 mm long, uniformly coloured, purple; claws absent; standard 7-8 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 4.5-5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in an open sheath with one free stamen, 3-5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 4-4.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in July. Occurs in the in the Pilbara, Carnarvon, Murchison and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 4 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Carnarvon, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Cape Range, Hamersley.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Ashburton, Carnarvon, East Pilbara.