Pultenaea weindorferi Reader

Swamp Bush-pea

Victorian Naturalist 22: 51 (1905) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Slender, erect shrub to 2 m high; stems terete, glabrous. Leaves alternate, linear to very narrowly obovate, 6–15 mm long, 0.75–1.5 mm wide; apex obtuse; surfaces usually glabrous; margin incurved; stipules 3–4 mm long, partially united, often overlapping and obscuring stem, midrib prominent, tips recurved. Inflorescence a head-like cluster of more than 6 flowers subtended by floral leaves, the enlarged stipules of which show a gradation to floral bracts with only a small, vestigial leaf under innermost or youngest flowers; calyx 5–6 mm long, usually glabrous except for shortly ciliate margins of lobes; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube, slender, lanceolate or linear, 4–5 mm long, concave; standard 6–7 mm wide; ovary and style usualy glabrous. Pod turgid, glabrous. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

CVU, GipP, HNF, HSF. Confined to swamps and drainage lines in scattered localities including Tonimbuk area and near Daylesford and Kinglake. Often associated with Eucalyptus cephalocarpa.

A distinctive variant with soft, long hairs on calyx and leaves and a tuft of hairs on the summit of the ovary occurs in the Kinglake National Park.

de Kok & West (2002) treated Pultenaea weindorferi as a taxonomic synonym of P. glabra (a NSW species). Pending a comprehensive morphological and molecular revision of the P. glabra species complex, the species is retained here as distinct.

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: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-19

de Kok, R.P.J. & West, J.G. (2002). A revision of Pultenaea (Fabaceae) 1. Species with ovaries glabrous and/or with tufted hairs. , Australian Systematic Botany 15: 81-113.

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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 weindorferi in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea weindorferi in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

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Australian Capital Territory