Pultenaea subspicata Benth.

Fl. Austral. 2: 137 (1864) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Low, decumbent or mat-forming shrub; stems terete, hairy when young. Leaves alternate, obovate, 3–8 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide; apex obtuse; upper surface glabrous, paler than lower; lower surface minutely tuberculate, with scattered, pale hairs; margin incurved; stipules 1.5–2 mm long, united for c. half their length, closely appressed to stem. Flowers axillary, clustered at tips of branches, occasionally head-like; bracts absent; stipules of floral leaves much enlarged, light brown, papery; calyx 5–7 mm long, tube glabrous, lobes tapered to slender, acute tips, bristly; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube and almost enveloping it, 3-lobed at apex, 3–5 mm long, central lobe linear, hairy, outer lobes broad, papery, glabrous, with ciliate margins; standard 6–7 mm wide; ovary glabrous except for small tuft of hairs at summit, lower half of style sparsely hairy. Pod ovate, glabrous except for sparse hairs at apex. Flowers Dec.–Jan.

EGU, MonT, SnM. Also NSW. Confined to a few areas near the New South Wales border in the Benambra and Wulgulmerang areas. Occurs amongst grasses and herbs in dry open-forest.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-06
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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 subspicata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea subspicata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory