Pultenaea maidenii Reader

Victorian Naturalist 22: 158 (1908) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: extinct (EX); Victoria: extinct (x)

Erect shrub to 1 m high; stems slightly ridged, with sparse, pale, spreading hairs on young growth. Leaves alternate, obovate, 6–10 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, concave to conduplicate; apex obtuse to cuneate, with small mucronate tip; upper surface glabrous, paler than lower; lower surface slightly hairy with prominent raised midrib; margin flat; stipules lanceolate, c. 1.5 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal head-like cluster of 4–6 flowers; bracts broadly ovate to almost orbicular, 1–3 mm long and wide, with a central patch of hairs and scarious margin; calyx 5–6 mm long, covered with golden hairs; bracteoles attached between base and centre of calyx tube, linear-lanceolate, c. 2 mm long, hairy; standard 7–8 mm wide; ovary and lower third of style covered with golden hairs. Pod not seen. Flowers Nov.

Known only from a few collections made between 1903 and 1906 from the south-west side of the Victoria Range in the Grampians.

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 maidenii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea maidenii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain extinct native
Greater Grampians extinct native
Dundas Tablelands extinct native

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