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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: Podolobium
Species: Podolobium scandens

Podolobium scandens (Sm.) DC., 1825

Callistachys scandens (Sm.) Kuntze
Chorizema baxteri Graham
Chorizema scandens Sm.
Daviesia humifusa Sieber ex DC.
Daviesia umbellata Sieber ex DC.
Mirbelia baxteri J.Mackay ex Lindl.
Oxylobium scandens (Sm.) Benth.
Oxylobium scandens var. obovatum (A.Gray) Benth.
Podolobium obovatum A.Gray
Podolobium scandens var. humifusum Sieber ex DC.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Queensland

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

De Candolle, A.P. 1825. Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis, sive enumeratio contracta ordinum, generum, specierumque plantarum huc usque cognitarum, juxta methodi naturalis normas digesta. Pars 2: Sistens Calyciflorarum ordines X. 644 pp. Treuttel et Würtz, Parisiis [Paris]. BHL Reference page. : 2: 103

Additional references

Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Podolobium scandens 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. Podolobium scandens. Published online. Accessed: May 07 2021. 2021. Podolobium scandens. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 07.
Hassler, M. 2021. Podolobium scandens. 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. . Podolobium scandens. Accessed: 07 May 2021.

Vernacular names

Podolobium scandens, commonly known as netted shaggy-pea, is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae and is endemic to eastern Australia. It is a prostrate, small shrub with orange-yellow pea-like flowers and red markings.


Podolobium scandens is a low, spreading, prostrate shrub with branches sometimes up to 60 cm (24 in) long. The leaves are mostly arranged opposite, oval to egg-shaped to elliptic, 1–7 cm (0.39–2.76 in) long, 5–25 mm (0.20–0.98 in) wide, margins more or less finely scalloped, upper surface dark green, shiny and veined, lower surface paler with occasional hairs, apex either sharp, rounded or notched. The flowers are borne in racemes in leaf axils or at the end of branches, the corolla about 10 mm (0.39 in) long, orange or yellow with brown reddish markings. Flowering occurs in spring to summer and the fruit is an egg-shaped pod 10–15 mm (0.39–0.59 in) long with soft, short hairs.[3][4]
Taxonomy and naming

The species was first described in 1805 by James Edward Smith and given the name Chorizema scandens.[5] In 1825 Augustin Pyramus de Candolle changed the name to Podolobium scandens and the description was published in Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis.[6]
Distribution and habitat

Netted shaggy-pea grows in rocky clay soils in sclerophyll forests on ranges and coastal situations north of Bodalla in New South Wales.[3]

"Podolobium scandens". Australian Plant Census. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
de Candolle, Augustin (1825). Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis. 2. p. 103.
Wiecek, B. "Podolobium scandens". PlantNET-flora of NSW. Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
Fairley, Alan; Moore, Philip (1989). Native Plants of the Sydney District. NSW: Kangaroo Press. p. 146. ISBN 0864172613.
"Chorizema scandens". Australian Plant Name Index. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
"Podolobium scandens". Australian Plant Name Index. Retrieved 24 August 2021.

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