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Pultenaea linophylla Schrad.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Common name: Halo Bush-pea

Pultenaea linophylla Schrad. APNI*

Synonyms: Pultenaea sp. C sensu Weston (1991) APNI*
Pultenaea amoena Sieber ex N.A.Wakef. APNI*

Description: Erect to prostrate shrub; stems spreading- to appressed-pubescent.

Leaves alternate, elliptic to cuneate, occasionally dilated near the apex, often concave, 5–28 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins often recurved, upper surface darker than lower; stipules 0.5–2 mm long.

Inflorescences terminal, dense; bracts imbricate, persistent, 2–4 mm long, 2–3-lobed, narrow-ovate to circular, usually hairy, margins ciliate. Flowers 6–10 mm long; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long; bracteoles 1.5–3.5 mm long, lacking stipules, linear-ovate to linear-obovate, occasionally 3-or more-toothed, acuminate, keeled, hairy, attached to centre or upper part of calyx tube. Calyx 3–6 mm long, densely hairy. Ovary hairy.

Pod c. 6 mm long, flattened.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest to heath on sandstone or granite, south from Emmaville.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok (2004)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)

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***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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