Common name: Heathy Bush-pea
Pultenaea procumbens A.Cunn. APNI*
Synonyms: Pultenaea setigera Benth. APNI*
Description: Procumbent or rarely erect shrub; stems appressed-pubescent.
Leaves alternate, usually rhomboid or occasionally lanceolate to oblanceolate or linear, strongly concave, 3–10 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex aristate, margins incurved to involute, concolorous or lower surface darker than upper; stipules 2–5 mm long.
Inflorescences apparently terminal, dense, leafy, the leaves slightly reduced and with slightly enlarged stipules; bracts absent. Flowers 7–9 mm long; pedicels 1.5–2 mm long; bracteoles 4–5 mm long, stipulate, free, about twice length of stipules, narrow-ovate, aristate, pubescent, attached to upper part of calyx tube; bracteolar stipules lanceolate, acuminate. Calyx 5–7 mm long, glabrous to moderately hairy; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy only at apex.
Pod c. 5 mm long, turgid.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest to heath usually on stony soils, south from the Nandewar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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