Pultenaea reflexifolia (J.H.Willis) de Kok

Wombat Bush-pea

Australian Systematic Botany 16: 256 (2003) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub to 1 m high; stems terete, covered with pale, tangled hairs. Leaves alternate, elliptic to narrowly obovate, 5–10 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, reflexed, flat to concave; apex acute, usually not pungent; lower surface with sparse to moderate cover of pale hairs, veins obscure; margin strongly incurved; stipules 3–4 mm long, joined for c. half their length, overlapping and obscuring stem. Flowers single or 2 together at tips of short, lateral shoots; bracts broadly ovate 1–3 mm long, persistent, papery, margins ciliate; calyx 5–6 mm long, tube usually glabrous, lobes with pale hairs; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube, ovate, 3–5 mm long, glabrous, margins ciliate; standard 6–9 mm wide; ovary and base of style covered with pale, silky hairs. Pod turgid, hairy. Flowers Nov.

CVU, OtP, VVP, Wim. Restricted to a few small areas of dry forest west of Melbourne in Gisborne, Barkstead and Lerderderg areas with an isolated, very old record from Apollo Bay.

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 (as Pultenaea muelleri var. reflexifolia J.H.Willis).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-24
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Pultenaea
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pultenaea reflexifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea reflexifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native

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