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Pultenaea praecipua M.A.M.Renner & P.H.Weston
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Common name: Genowlan Bush-pea, Nullo Mountain Bush-pea

Pultenaea praecipua M.A.M.Renner & P.H.Weston APNI*

Description: Erect shrub to 1 m; branchlets with short appressed hairs.

Leaves alternate, oblanceolate, 9.2–21.6 mm long, 0.6–2.1 mm wide, apex acuminate, margins sometimes almost flat, but usually inrolled, or tightly inrolled, surfaces discolorous, lower surface green, slightly darker than glaucous-green upper surface; stipules c. 4 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 1 mm long; bracteoles c. 2 mm long, lacking stipules, narrow-ovate to ovate, acuminate, glabrous, attached near base of calyx tube. Calyx c. 6 mm long; lobes acute. Ovary glabrous.

Pods not seen.

Flowering: October–November

Distribution and occurrence: Genowlan Point, the northern-most extension of the plateau within Mugii Murum-ban National Park, and Nullo Mountain, Wollemi National Park.

On a flat sandstone pavement with skeletal soil on the edge of a precipice, with sparse low shrubs and sedges.
NSW subdivisions: CT

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Critically Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Critically Endangered
AVH map***

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: 167 (2022).

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Pultenaea praecipua subsp. praecipua,    Pultenaea praecipua subsp. temperata

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