Pultenaea daltonii H.B.Will.

Hoary Bush-pea

Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria, new ser., 35: 102 (1922) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect shrub to 1.5 m high; stems terete, hairy with a mixture of short curled and long spreading hairs. Leaves alternate, terete, grooved above, 5–10 mm long; apex obtuse; lower surface scabrous with tubercle-based hairs; upper surface, if visible, slightly hairy; margin tightly inrolled; stipules triangular to lanceolate, 1.5–3 mm long, apex slender, recurved. Inflorescence a head-like cluster of 8–16 axillary flowers terminating short, lateral shoots; bracts absent, stipules of floral leaves slightly enlarged; calyx 6–7 mm long, covered with pale hairs, lobes long-acuminate; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube, trifid, leaf-like, 5–6 mm long, centre lobe green with dense pale hairs, outer stipular lobes papery, slighly hairy; standard 8–10 mm wide; ovary and most of style covered with long, pale hairs. Pod ovate, turgid, very hairy, more than half enclosed by calyx. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

CVU, Glep, GGr, LoM, Wim. Scattered through western and south-western Victoria, from the northern Grampians to the South Australian border, with an isolated occurrence in the Brisbane Range, usually in dry forest associated with Eucalyptus obliqua and E. baxteri. In the absence of more recent collections, a single, very old record from the Otway Forest must be regarded as doubtful.

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 daltonii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea daltonii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native

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