Pultenaea densifolia F.Muell.

Dense-leaved Bush-pea

Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 119 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading, occasionally prostrate shrub to 50 cm high; stems terete, covered with white woolly hairs, often largely obscured by stipules. Leaves broadly ovate, 2–3 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, strongly recurved; apex acute, shortly mucronate; surfaces glabrous, the lower with prominent raised veins, slightly paler than upper; margin flat; stipules c. 2 mm long, pale and papery, margins densely woolly-ciliate. Flowers axillary, clustered towards tips of branches; bracts absent; stipules of floral leaves slightly enlarged; calyx 4–7 mm long, tube glabrous, margins of lobes densely white-woolly; bracteoles attached near centre of calyx tube, lanceolate, 3–6 mm long with a central line of pale hairs, attached at base of calyx tube; standard c. 7.5 mm wide; ovary and base of style covered with pale hairs. Pod turgid, covered with pale, silky hairs, two-thirds enclosed by calyx. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

EGU, GGr, LoM, NIS. Also SA. Uncommon in Victoria, mostly in mallee areas in the north-west (e.g. south of Murrayville, Wathe state Forest, Sunset Plains), with an isolated eastern occurrence on marble cliffs near headwaters of the Tambo River and possibly also near Beechworth.

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 densifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea densifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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