Common name: Woolly Bush-pea, Rayed Bush-pea
Pultenaea petiolaris A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Procumbent shrub; stems covered with spreading hairs.
Leaves alternate, linear, with central groove, 10–25 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex obtuse and recurved, margins revolute, upper surface darker than lower; stipules 3.5 mm long.
Inflorescences terminal, dense; outer flowers subtended by leaves, inner flowers subtended by apparently leafless stipules. Flowers c. 9 mm long; pedicels c. 1 mm long; bracteoles c. 5 mm long, lacking stipules, bristly, hairy, attached near centre of calyx tube. Calyx 3–5 mm long, moderately to densely hairy; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy.
Pod 6–9 mm long, flattened.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath to dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soil, within 50 km of Grafton.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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