Common name: Alpine Bush-pea, Bundled Bush-pea
Pultenaea fasciculata Benth. APNI*
Description: Prostrate shrub; stems appressed-pubescent.
Leaves alternate, linear to ± terete with a groove on the upper surface, 5–7 mm long, 0.5 mm wide, apex acuminate, aristate, densely tuberculate; stipules c. 2 mm long.
Inflorescences subterminal, 1–3-flowered, often leafy; bracts c. 2 mm long, 3-lobed, somewhat hairy, persistent, margins ciliate, central lobe subulate. Flowers 5–8 mm long; bracteoles to 2 mm long, lacking stipules, lanceolate, hairy, attached at base or lower part of calyx tube. Calyx 4–6 mm long, moderately hairy; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy.
Pod c. 5 mm long, turgid.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subalpine to alpine grassland or woodland, south from Barrington Tops.
NSW subdivisions: NT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept: R.P.J. de Kok & J.G. West (2003)
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