Pultenaea daphnoides Wendl.

Large-leaf Bitter-pea

Bot. Beob. 49 (1798) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub 1–3 m high; stems ridged or angled, pubescent when young. Leaves alternate, narrowly to broadly obovate or cuneate, usually concave, 8–30 mm long, 4–20 mm wide; apex obtuse or truncate, midrib produced into a conspicuous mucro; upper surface glabrous, darker than lower; lower surface glabrous or with sparse, pale hairs; margin flat or slightly recurved; stipules 1–2 mm long. Inflorescence terminal, head-like, of c. 6–15 flowers; bracts concave, entire or with apex torn into 2–4 lobes, hairy toward base and along midrib, deciduous at or before anthesis; slightly enlarged stipules persistent at base of pedicels; calyx 8–10 mm long, silky pubescent; bracteoles inserted at or above middle of calyx tube, c. 3 mm long, 1 mm wide; standard 9–12 mm wide; ovary hairy. Pod flat, exserted from calyx. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread and locally common in dry and damp forest and heathland. Rare in the Grampians and the north-west.

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 daphnoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea daphnoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory