Common name: Bentham's Bush-pea
Pultenaea benthamii F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Pultenaea benthamii var. elatior Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub; stems appressed-pubescent.
Leaves alternate, narrow-elliptic to linear, 4–30 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex acute, margins recurved, upper surface darker than lower; stipules 1–2 mm long.
Inflorescences terminal, dense; bracts imbricate, caducous, 2–5 mm long, entire or 2-lobed at apex, ovate, glabrous or hairy. Flowers c. 10 mm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long; bracteoles 4–5 mm long, lacking stipules, ovate, obovate to cymbiform, acute, predominantly glabrous, attached near the centre of the calyx tube. Calyx c. 5 mm long, densely hairy; lobes acute. Ovary hairy.
Pod 6–8 mm long, flattened.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, Egan Peaks.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
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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