Townsville Stylo (species: Stylosanthes humilis) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Stylosanthes humilis
Townsville Stylo

©John Tann: Townsville stylo (Stylosanthes humilis), Christmas Island. Identified by Harry Rose.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae
Genus Stylosanthes
Species Stylosanthes humilis



Distinguishing features

Plants usually erect up to 70 cm high but may be prostrate; stem narrow and branching with fine hairs; leaves trifoliate with narrow, pointed leaflets that are glabrous (not hairy) or nearly so; yellow and orange flowers are bourne on hairy spikes; pods are hairy and contain a single, hooked seed (Feedipedia accessed 25 May 2019).


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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Web resources


  • Colvill, A., M. Ahmet, S. Clag and B. Haigh (2004). Lizard Island fauna and flora sampling report.Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. LIRS catalog number 10067.