Pultenaea altissima F.Muell. ex Benth.

Fl. Austral. 2: 123 (1864) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub or small tree 2–3 m high; branches often drooping; stems angled, glabrous. Leaves alternate, narrowly obovate or oblanceolate 5–15 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, glabrous, concave; lower surface darker than upper; apex obtuse; margin flat or incurved; stipules 1.5–2 mm long, dark brown. Flowers axillary, clustered at tips of branches, often appearing umbellate; pedicels 1–2 mm long; bracts absent, persistent stipules present on floral leaves; calyx 4–5 mm long, glabrous; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube, broadly ovate, c. 1 mm long, glabrous; standard 9–10 mm wide; ovary and style glabrous. Pod turgid, glabrous. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

CVU, EGL, EGU, NIS. Also Qld, NSW. Rare in Victoria occurring in East Gippsland in riparian forest and scrubs along upper reaches of Genoa River and in a few box-ironbark forests in northeast Victoria (Chiltern, Warby Ranges and near Benalla).

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, 2019-09-18
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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 altissima in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea altissima in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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