Common name: Matted Bush-pea
Pultenaea pedunculata Hook. APNI*
Synonyms: Pultenaea insularis J.Z.Weber APNI*
Description: Prostrate shrub; stems appressed-pubescent.
Leaves alternate, narrow-elliptic, 6–11 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex acute and recurved, margins recurved, upper surface darker than lower; stipules 2–3 mm long.
Inflorescences subterminal, lax, leafy; bracts absent. Flowers 4–8 mm long; pedicels to 20 mm long; bracteoles 2–3.5 mm long, lacking stipules, linear to linear-ovate, acuminate, glabrous, attached below base of calyx tube. Calyx 3–5 mm long, sparsely hairy; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy.
Pod 5–7 mm long, turgid.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and disturbed sites on a variety of soils on the South Coast and edge of the Southern Tableland, but with disjunct restricted populations on Wianamatta Shale on the Cumberland Plain in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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