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Useful Temperate Plants

Daviesia latifolia

R.Br.

Fabaceae

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General Information

Daviesia latifolia is a slender, open, evergreen shrub usually growing 1 - 3 metres tall, occasionally reaching 5 metres[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
]. Although it produces true leaves as a seedling, the mature plant does not have true leaves but has leaf-like flattened stems called phyllodes[
286
Title
Flora of Australia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/abif/flora/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The full information from the Flora of Australia - on-line. An excellent resource.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
,
1364
Title
A monograph of Daviesia (Mirbelieae, Faboideae, Fabaceae)
Publication
Phytotaxa 300 (1): 001-308
Author
Crisp M.D.; Cayzer L.; Chandler G.T.; Cook L.G.
Website
https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.300.1.1
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
 

Range

Australia - southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

Habitat

Open forests, especially in hilly and mountainous areas, forming dense scrub on silurian, basalt and red sand soils[
152
Title
Australian Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
Lassak. E. V. and McCarthy. T.
Publisher
New Holland Publishers
Year
2001
ISBN
1876334703
Description
A very good and readable guide to the subject.
]. Widespread in dry sclerophyll communities, growing on a wide range of soils; at elevations up to 1,800 metres[
365
Title
Flora of New South Wales
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
,
1364
Title
A monograph of Daviesia (Mirbelieae, Faboideae, Fabaceae)
Publication
Phytotaxa 300 (1): 001-308
Author
Crisp M.D.; Cayzer L.; Chandler G.T.; Cook L.G.
Website
https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.300.1.1
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
 
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.60 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Daviesia latifolia is native to eastern Australia from the temperate zone in Tasmania to the subtropical zone in northern New South Wales, and can be found at elevations up to 1,800 metres. It is tolerant of occasional moderate frosts[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Requires a sunny position in a well-drained, light to medium-textured soil.

Edible Uses

The bitter-tasting leaves have been used as a hop substitute for flavouring beer[
144
Title
Wild Food in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
Fontana
Year
1976
ISBN
0-00-634436-4
Description
A very good pocket guide.
,
154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
].

Medicinal

The leaves are febrifuge, tonic and vermifuge[
152
Title
Australian Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
Lassak. E. V. and McCarthy. T.
Publisher
New Holland Publishers
Year
2001
ISBN
1876334703
Description
A very good and readable guide to the subject.
]. The bitter-tasting leaves are infused in water to make an invigorating tonic and to treat fevers[
1096
Title
Native Tastes of Australia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://tasteaustralia.biz/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A website with detailed information on around 50 species of native Australian food plants, including recipes.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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