Almaleea subumbellata (Hook.) Crisp & P.Weston

Telopea 4: 310 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender, trailing shrub; branches 30–60 cm long; stems terete, young growth with sparse, appressed hairs. Leaves narrowly ovate to oblong, glabrous, 5–12 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; apex acute, lower surface usually with a broad central purple-brown band; margin slightly incurved; stipules c. 0.5 mm long, closely appressed to stem. Inflorescence a tight, terminal, head-like cluster of 4–10 flowers; bracts 2–3 mm long, outer bracts broadly lanceolate, densely ciliate at base, glabrous at apex, inner bracts narrowly lanceolate and densely hairy; calyx 3.5–5 mm long, base of tube glabrous, lobes hairy; standard 6–8 mm wide; bracteoles attached to pedicel immediately below base of calyx tube, narrowly lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, densely hairy; ovary and base of style densely hairy. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, MonT, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VVP. Also NSW, Tas. Scattered in wet heathland and on margins of streams, mainly in southern lowlands including Grampians, Portland district and Port Phillip heathlands where now rare, with disjunct mountain occurrences on Nunniong Plateau and 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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-29
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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 subumbellata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Almaleea subumbellata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory