Common name: Small-leaf Bush-pea
Pultenaea foliolosa A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*
Synonyms: Pultenaea stuartiana Will. APNI*
Description: Erect to procumbent shrub; stems spreading-pubescent.
Leaves alternate, elliptic to oblong, concave, usually 1–4 mm long (rarely to 6 mm), 0.5–2 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins involute or rarely incurved, lower surface darker than upper; stipules 1–2 mm long.
Inflorescences subterminal or apparently terminal, dense to somewhat lax, leafy; bracts absent. Flowers 7–10 mm long; pedicels 1.5–3 mm long; bracteoles 2–5 mm long, scarsely fused to stipules, longer than stipules, ovate to lanceolate, acute to obtuse, hairy, attached near centre of calyx tube. Calyx 4–5 mm long, hairy; lobes acute. Ovary hairy only at apex.
Pod c. 5 mm long, turgid.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest to woodland, on a variety of well-drained substrates.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Plants intermediate between P. foliolosa and P. procumbens are occasionally found where these species grow together and are presumed to be hybrids.
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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