Pultenaea patellifolia H.B.Will

Mt Byron Bush-pea

Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria, new ser., 40: 60 (1928) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading open shrub 1–1.5 m high; stems terete, slightly pubescent when young. Leaves alternate, almost orbicular, 3.0–3.5 mm diam., concave; apex obtuse with a short recurved mucro; upper surface glabrous, paler than lower; lower surface minutely scabrous with prominent veins and scattered pale hairs, denser at base of leaf; margin incurved; stipules lanceolate, c. 1 mm long, inconspicuous, resinous. Flowers axillary, clustered at tips of branches, often appearing umbellate; bracts absent but stipules of floral leaves may be slightly enlarged; calyx 5 mm long, sparsely hairy; bracteoles attached immediately below calyx tube, orbicular 1.5 mm diam., overlapping, dark brown and resinous; standard 11–12 mm wide, ovary pubescent. Pod inflated, lower half enclosed within calyx. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

DunT, GGr, HNF, Wim. Confined to the Black Range in the Grampians, occurring on sandy soil in heathy understorey of open-forest. An isolated population of a few plants near a picnic area at Mt Arapiles is believed to have been deliberately introduced. A single collection is purportedly from Bogong National Park.

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 patellifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea patellifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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