Almaleea paludosa (Joy Thomps.) Crisp & P.Weston

Telopea 4: 310 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Slender, trailing shrub, branches to 1 m long; stems densely pubescent when young. Leaves narrowly ovate to elliptic, 6–8 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; apex acute; both surfaces glabrous, the lower with a dark purplish-brown central band; margin flat, scabrous, sparsely ciliate when young; stipules linear, c. 5 mm long, tips with several fine hairs c. 1 mm long. Inflorescence a dense head of c. 6–12 flowers; bracts 1.5–3 mm long, outer ones broadly ovate, hairy except at tip, inner ones narrowly lanceolate, densely hairy; calyx 3–4 mm long, hairy; bracteoles attached to pedicel immediately below calyx tube, linear, c. 2 mm long, densely hairy; standard c. 4 mm wide; ovary and base of style densely hairy. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

EGL. Also NSW. Confined in Victoria to densely vegetated lowland swamps in East Gippsland, between Cabbage Tree Creek and Cann River, and rather rare.

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 paludosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Almaleea paludosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory