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Pultenaea microphylla Sieber ex DC.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Common name: Spreading Bush-pea

Pultenaea microphylla Sieber ex DC. APNI*

Synonyms: Pultenaea microphylla var. microphylla Sieber ex DC. APNI*

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

Leaves alternate, narrow- to linear-obovate, 2–9 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, apex recurved and occasionally retuse, margins flat to slightly revolute, concolorous; stipules 0.5–2 mm long.

Inflorescences subterminal or apparently terminal, lax to dense, leafy, often on lateral short shoots; bracts absent. Flowers 5–10 mm long; pedicels 1–1.5 mm long; bracteoles 1–3 mm long, lacking stipules, narrow-triangular, hairy, attached at base of calyx tube. Calyx 2.5–5 mm long, moderately hairy; lobes acuminate to acute. Ovary hairy.

Pod 3–5 mm long, flattened.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll woodland to forest usually on clayey or gravelly soils, north from Canberra.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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

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