Common name: Clustered Bush-pea
Pultenaea dentata Labill. APNI*
Description: Erect to often procumbent shrub; stems appressed-pubescent.
Leaves alternate or occasionally opposite, elliptic to narrow-obovate, concave, 5–10 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins incurved to involute, upper surface darker than lower; stipules 1–2 mm long.
Inflorescences terminal, dense, often on lateral short shoots; bracts imbricate, persistent, 2–4 mm long, usually 3-lobed at apex, obovate to circular, silky-pubescent, margins glabrous. Flowers 6–10 mm long; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long; bracteoles c. 2 mm long, fused to stipules to middle, subulate, mostly hairy, attached at base or lower part of calyx tube; bracteolar stipules acute. Calyx 3–5 mm long, moderately hairy; lobes acute to acuminate. Ovary hairy.
Pod c. 5 mm long, flattened.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swamp heath.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept: R.P.J. de Kok & J.G. West (2003)
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