Common name: Curved Bush-pea
Pultenaea echinula Sieber ex DC. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub; stems glabrous to sparsely spreading-hairy.
Leaves alternate, crowded on upper parts of branches, linear, terete with a groove on the upper surface, 10–15 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, apex aristate, surfaces concolorous, tuberculate; stipules c. 3 mm long.
Inflorescences apparently terminal, dense, leafy; bracts absent. Flowers c. 10 mm long; pedicels 0.5–1.5 mm long; bracteoles 1.5–2 mm long, lacking stipules, narrow-ovate, acuminate, glabrous, attached below base of calyx tube. Calyx c. 4 mm long, glabrous; lobes aristate. Ovary hairy only at apex.
Pod 5–6 mm long, turgid.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone ridges; Wollemi area and higher Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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