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Pultenaea villifera DC.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Pultenaea villifera DC. APNI*

Description: Erect shrub; stems moderately villous.

Leaves alternate, narrow-ovate, flat to concave, 10–20 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, apex aristate, margins incurved to involute, surfaces concolorous; stipules 4–6 mm long.

Inflorescences subterminal 1- or rarely 2-flowered, often on lateral short shoots; bracts absent. Flowers 10–12 mm long; pedicels c. 1 mm long; bracteoles 4–5 mm long, lacking stipules, ovate, subulate to acuminate, glabrous except for ciliate margins, attached at base of calyx tube. Calyx 4–6 mm long, glabrous, margins of lobes ciliate; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy.

Pod c. 5 mm long, turgid.


Habitat
Photo Andrew Orme

Habit
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Flower
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Fruit
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Other photo
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Type
Specimen

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soil; lower Blue Mtns to Eden dictrict.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, ST
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept:

One variety in NSW : Pultenaea villifera var. villifera

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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