Common name: Newnes Plateau Bush-pea, Coricudgy Bush-pea
Pultenaea mutabilis M.A.M.Renner & P.H.Weston APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 4 m; branchlets with loosely appressed hairs.
Leaves alternate, linear or oblanceolate, 6.1–21.7 mm long, 0.4–1.0 or 1.2–3.1 mm wide, apex acuminate, margins not inrolled, nearly flat, or strongly inrolled, almost terete, surfaces weakly discolorous, lower surface green, slightly darker than glaucous-green upper surface; stipules 1.5–2 mm long.
Inflorescence irregular, not terminal, dense but not contracted, leafy, the leaves often smaller and with slightly enlarged stipules; bracts absent. Flowers c. 10 mm long, pedicels to 2 mm long; bracteoles c. 2 mm long, lacking stipules, narrow-ovate to ovate, acuminate, appressed hairy, attached near base of calyx tube. Calyx c. 6 mm long; lobes acuminate. Ovary glabrous.
Pods c. 5 mm long, turgid.
Distribution and occurrence: From Coricudgy and the south side of the Hunter Valley south to Lees Pinch in Goulburn River National Park.
On shale bedrock or sandstone, on faces and slopes, and broad ridges in dry or wet sclerophyll forest.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, CT
Previously included under a broad concept of P. glabra.
Text by M.A.M.Renner & R.L.Barrett, Aug. 2022
Taxon concept: Renner et al., Aust. Syst. Bot. 35: 155 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1071/SB21030
Taxa not yet included in identification key
Pultenaea mutabilis var. angusta,
Pultenaea mutabilis var. mutabilis
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