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Pultenaea ferruginea Rudge
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Common name: Large Bronze Bush-pea

Pultenaea ferruginea Rudge APNI*

Synonyms: Pultenaea deanei R.T.Baker APNI*
Pultenaea ferruginea var. deanei (R.T.Baker) H.B.Will. APNI*
Pultenaea ferruginea var. deanei (R.T.Baker) H.B.Will. APNI*
Pultenaea ferruginea Rudge var. ferruginea APNI*

Description: Erect shrub; stems densely spreading-hairy.

Leaves alternate, obovate, 3–15 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins incurved; surfaces concolorous, stipules 2–6 mm long.

Inflorescences subterminal or apparently terminal, dense to somewhat lax, leafy; bracts absent. Flowers 10–15 mm long; pedicels 1–2.5 mm long; bracteoles 4–7 mm long, fused to stipules at base, c. twice length of stipules, narrow-ovate, acuminate, hairy, attached near middle of calyx tube. Calyx 7–12 mm long; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy only at apex.

Pod c. 6 mm long, turgid.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath to dry sclerophyll forest, usually on sandstone but rarely on acid volcanic substrates.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, CWS
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)

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