Pultenaea canaliculata F.Muell.

Coast Bush-pea

Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 119 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Rigid, spreading shrub 1–2 m high; stems terete, densely silky-pubescent; leaves alternate, terete, 8–12 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide; petiole appressed to stem, lamina curved upwards; lower and upper (if visible) surface densely hairy, hairs usually golden; stipules lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, densely hairy, midrib prominent. Inflorescence a terminal cluster of 2–4 flowers, often partially hidden among dense leaves; bracts absent; stipules of floral leaves slightly enlarged; calyx c. 6 mm long, densely covered with pale, usually golden hairs, lobes tapering to long, slender tips; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube, lanceolate to subulate, c. 6 mm long, usually exceeding calyx, densely hairy; standard 6–7 mm wide; ovary and lower half of style densely hairy. Pod ovate, hairy, enclosed by calyx. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

Brid, GipP, Glep, OtP, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA. Scattered and uncommon on coastal dunes and limestone cliffs from the South Australian border to Wilsons Promontory (e.g. Portland, Warrnambool, Cape Otway, Sorrento).

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 canaliculata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea canaliculata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Wilsons Promontory present native

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South Australia