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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Mirbelieae
Genus: Oxylobium
Species: O. arborescens – O. cordifolium – O. ellipticum – O. microphyllum – O. pulteneae – O. robustum

Source(s) of checklist:

Oxylobium Andrews, 1807
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
Introduced into:
New Zealand North, South Australia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Andrews, H.C. 1807. Bot. Repos. 7: t. 492


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Oxylobium in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 07. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Oxylobium. Published online. Accessed: May 07 2021. 2021. Oxylobium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 07.
Hassler, M. 2021. Oxylobium. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 07. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Oxylobium. Accessed: 07 May 2021.

Vernacular names
English: Shaggy Pea

Oxylobium, commonly known as shaggy-pea,[2] is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae all of which are endemic to Australia.


Oxylobium range in size from prostrate to tall, upright shrubs, mostly with simple, hairy stems especially when young. The leaves are mostly opposite or whorled, occasionally alternate. The pea-flowers yellow, orange or yellow-red, borne in leaf axils or at the end of branches. Flowering usually occurs in spring.

The genus Oxylobium was first formally described by Henry Cranke Andrews in 1807, the description was published in The Botanist's Repository for New, and Rare Plants and the type specimen was Oxylobium cordifolium.[3][4]

The following is a list of species of Oxylobium accepted by the Australian Plant Census:

Oxylobium arborescens R.Br.—tall shaggy pea
Oxylobium cordifolium Andrews
Oxylobium ellipticum (Vent.) R.Br.—common shaggy pea, golden shaggy pea
Oxylobium pulteneae DC.—wiry shaggy pea
Oxylobium robustum J.Thompson


"Oxylobium". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
Wiecek, B. "Oxylobium". PlantNET-NSW Flora online. Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
"Oxylobium". Australian Plant Name Index. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
Andrews, Henry C. (1807). The Botanists Repository for New, and Rare Plants. p. 492.

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