Pultenaea largiflorens F.Muell. ex Benth.

Twiggy Bush-pea

Fl. Austral. 2: 134 (1864) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rigid shrub 30–50 cm high; stems terete, pubescent. Leaves alternate, narrowly obovate, 3–9 mm long, 1.5–3(–4) mm wide, often almost conduplicate when dry; apex obtuse, recurved; upper surface usually glabrous, paler than lower; lower surface with pale, appressed hairs, occasionally slightly scabrous; margin incurved; stipules triangular, less than 1 mm long, closely appressed to stem. Inflorescence a head-like cluster of 2–8 flowers; bracts broadly ovate to orbicular, upper margin ciliate, usually split, at least innermost bracts deciduous at anthesis; calyx 6–7 mm long covered with pale, appressed hairs; bracteoles attached at or below middle of calyx tube, narrowly to broadly ovate, c. 3 mm long, margin and midrib hairy; standard 7–10 mm wide; ovary and base of style densely covered with short, pale, silky hairs. Pod ovate, beaked, hairy. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuM, NIS, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Common in dry forests, usually Box-Ironbark associations, of central Victoria (e.g. Rushworth, Warby Range, Bendigo, and Pyrenees Range) with outlying occurrences in the east near Bruthen and Licola, and in the west near Underbool.

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 largiflorens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea largiflorens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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South Australia
New South Wales