Common name: Rough Bush-pea
Pultenaea scabra R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Pultenaea scabra var. biloba (R.Br.) Benth. APNI*
Pultenaea scabra var. scabra R.Br. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub; stems densely spreading-pubescent.
Leaves alternate, cuneate, often dilated and bilobed at apex, 3–16mm long, 2–13 mm wide, apex truncate, retuse to broad-emarginate, recurved, margins strongly recurved to revolute, upper surface darker than lower; stipules 1–4 mm long.
Inflorescences subterminal to terminal, usually dense, often leafy, often on lateral short shoots; bracts absent or present, not conspicuously imbricate, caducous, 1–3 mm long, 2–3-lobed at apex, hairy. Flowers 7–12 mm long; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long; bracteoles 3–5 mm long, lacking stipules, lanceolate, hairy, attached at base of calyx tube. Calyx 4–5 mm long; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy.
Pod 5–7 mm long, flattened.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath to dry sclerophyll forest, usually on sandy soils, south from the Rylstone area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: ?Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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