Callerya australis —Blunt Wistaria—FABACEAE.
Habitat—Subtropical & littoral rainforests & along stream banks
Distribution—North from Port Macquarie in New South Wales to the McPherson Range in South East Queensland.
Description—Tall slender, or bushy woody climber, showy and fast growing. Often inconspicuous in the rainforest canopy, the only sign being a mat of purplish flowers on the forest floor.
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Sea Acres National Park.
Leaves.— Compound, Leaflets 7 to 9, hairless. Pinnate, 10 to 20 cm long with 9 to 15 leaflets.
Inflorescence.—Pea-like, numerous, mauve and purple, 10-12 mm, born in axillary racemes to 15 cm. Showy perfumed flowers. Blooms: profusely
Flowering.—September to December.
Fruit— Large, hairless, narrow-oblong pod, 8 to 15cm long. 2 to 3 cm wide, turns dry and woody.
Ripe.—April to July.