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Almaleea subumbellata (Hook.) Crisp & P.H.Weston
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Almaleea subumbellata (Hook.) Crisp & P.H.Weston APNI*

Synonyms: Pultenaea subumbellata Hook. APNI*

Description: Procumbent or erect shrub to 1.2 m high; stems glabrous to moderately pubescent with appressed or more rarely antrorse hairs.

Leaves narrow-elliptic to oblong, 5–12 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex obtuse to acute, not incurved, smooth, glabrous or rarely sparsely villous when very young and soon glabrescent; margins flat to incurved or rarely involute; lower surface usually with a central purplish streak.

Bracts 2–3 mm long, often stiffly pointed; outer bracts ovate to broad-ovate, glabrous with ciliate margins; inner bracts ovate, moderately to densely hairy. Pedicels 0.5–1 mm long. Bracteoles moderately to densely hairy. Calyx 3.5–5 mm long; tube glabrous, at least at base; lobes moderately villous. Standard 7–10 mm long.

Pod 3–6 mm long.

Photo A.E. Orme

Photo A.E. Orme

Distribution and occurrence: in swamp heath, mostly in mountainous areas up to 1500 m altitude; south from Big Badja Mountain.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
AVH map***

Text by P. H. Weston & M. D. Crisp
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)

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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