Common name: Slender Parrot-pea
Almaleea capitata (J.H.Willis) Crisp & P.H.Weston APNI*
Synonyms: Dillwynia capitata J.H.Willis APNI*
Dillwynia capitata var. uliginosa J.H.Willis APNI*
Description: Procumbent or erect shrub to 1.2 m high; stems moderately appressed-pubescent.
Leaves narrow-oblong to elliptic or linear, 3–9 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, apex mostly acute; margins incurved to involute; lower surface tuberculate, pubescent when young, glabrescent when mature, usually lacking a purplish central streak.
Bracts 2–2.5 mm long, often stiffly pointed; outer bracts ovate to broad-ovate, glabrous to sparsely pubescent with ciliate margins; inner bracts ovate, moderately hairy. Pedicels 1–2.5 mm long. Bracteoles densely hairy at apex. Calyx 3–4 mm long; tube sparsely pubescent; lobes moderately pubescent. Standard 5–10 mm long.
Pod 3–4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: in subalpine, usually swampy heath, usually on granite; south from Namadgi N.P.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by P. H. Weston & M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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