Pultenaea platyphylla N.A.Wakef.

Flat-leaf Bush-pea

Victorian Naturalist 13: 164 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect, rigidly branched shrub to 1.5 m high; stems angled, hairy when young. Leaves alternate, oblanceolate, 8–20 mm long, 3–6 mm wide; apex emarginate; upper surface glabrescent, darker than lower; lower surface glabrous; margin flat; stipules c. 1.5 mm long, closely appressed to stem. Inflorescence terminal, head-like, of more than 5 flowers; bracts ovate, 4–5 mm long, slightly hairy, margins ciliate, deciduous at anthesis; enlarged stipules persistent at base of pedicels; calyx 5–7 mm long, densely silky-hairy; bracteoles attached at or above middle of calyx tube, oblanceolate, 3–4 mm long, extending beyond lobes, hairy, apex finely serrate; standard 8–9 mm wide; ovary and base of style hairy. Pod flat, exserted from calyx. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, Gold, HNF, NIS, VRiv. Also NSW. Confined to dry forest on granite hills, particularly in the Warby Range and near Beechworth, with  disjunct occurrence near Maldon.

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
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pultenaea platyphylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea platyphylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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New South Wales