Almaleea capitata (J.H.Willis) Crisp & P.Weston

Telopea 4: 310 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Slender, trailing shrub; branches to 1 m long, stems appressed-pubescent. Leaves narrowly elliptic, 3–9 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide; apex acute; upper surface glabrous; lower surface minutely scabrous and with sparse, pale hairs; stipules c. 1 mm long. Inflorescence a head of c. 4–10 flowers; bracts ovate, hairy, 1–1.25 mm long; calyx hairy, 5–6 mm long including pedicel 1.5–2 mm; bracteoles attached to pedicel 0.5–1 mm below calyx tube, narrowly lanceolate, c. 1 mm long, hairy; standard 5–7 mm wide; ovary and base of style densely hairy. Flowers Dec.

EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM. Also NSW, ACT. Confined to a few damp to wet heathlands in the eastern subalps (e.g. Forlorn Hope Plain, Diggers Holes, Wonnangatta valley and near Mt Cobberas).

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Fabaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Almaleea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Almaleea capitata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Almaleea capitata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory