Pultenaea muelleri Benth.

Mueller's Bush-pea

Fl. Austral. 2: 130 (1864) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to 3 m high; stems terete, covered with pale, tangled hairs. Leaves alternate, elliptic to narrowly obovate, 7–15(–20) mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, flat or slightly concave; apex acute, pungent; lower surface sparsely hairy, with 3 or more prominent parallel veins; margin incurved; stipules 2–3 mm long, joined for c. half their length, overlapping and obscuring stem. Flowers single or 2 together at tips of short, lateral shoots; bracts broadly ovate 1–3 mm long, persistent, papery, margins ciliate; calyx 5–6 mm long, tube usually glabrous, lobes with pale hairs; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube, ovate, c. 3 mm long, glabrous, margins ciliate; standard 9–10 mm wide; ovary and base of style covered with pale, silky hairs. Pod turgid, hairy. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

CVU, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro. Widespread in moist forest on mountain slopes, and subalpine Snow-gum woodlands east of Melbourne (e.g. Kinglake, Toolangi, Powell-town, Baw Baw Plateau etc.), with isolated western occurrences in the Otway Range and near Daylesford.

Source: Corrick, M.G. (1996). Pultenaea. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-18
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Pultenaea
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pultenaea muelleri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea muelleri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales