Almaleea

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Weak, trailing shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple, entire; stipules minute, free. Inflorescence a terminal condensed raceme or head; flowers subtended by small, persistent bracts or by floral leaves showing a gradation from leaves with enlarged stipules to simple bracts on the innermost or terminal flowers; corolla orange-yellow with red markings, standard longer than lower petals, wings longer than keel; stamens 10, free, unequal; ovary and base of style hairy, style thick with hooked apex; ovules 2 on short funicles. Pod turgid, broad-ovoid or rounded, dark grey to brown, hairy; seeds arillate, light brown with darker mottling.

An endemic Australian genus of 5 species, all formerly included in Dillwynia or Pultenaea.

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.
 
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