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Carmichaelia stevensonii - weeping broom

Pea family: Fabaceae

Carmichaelia stevensonii is a large shrub usually with one or more trunks with a  crown of weeping branches with almost round stems. Small undivided leaves are formed on growing shoots but are soon shed. Flowers are white to pale lavender. Formerly known as Chordospartium stevensonii.
An endemic species found in inland river valleys in the northern portion of the South Island (south Marlborough) .

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 10 m with drooping branchlets

Arrangement of parts: asymmetric


Flower size:  6-8 mm diam.

Leaf form: leaves absent on older stems; growing stems have undivided leaves

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: up to 9 mm

Petals: 5, white, pink

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment: stipules

Stamens: 10

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: above

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry