Common name: Coxs River Bush-pea
Pultenaea procumbens A.Cunn. APNI*
Description: Procumbent shrub 15 cm tall; stems appressed-pubescent.
Leaves alternate, narrowly ovate to somewhat obovate, 3-nerved, at least at the base, ± straight or gently recurved along length, 4–7 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, apex aristate, margins flat to incurved, lower surface darker than upper; stipules 1.7–3.3 mm long.
Inflorescences apparently terminal, dense, leafy, with slightly enlarged stipules; bracts absent. Flowers 5–7 mm long; pedicels 0.9–1.6 mm long; bracteoles 3.1–3.5 mm long, stipulate, free, about 3/4 length of stipules, lanceolate, aristate, pubescent, attached to upper part of calyx tube; bracteolar stipules narrow-ovate, acuminate. Calyx 4.8–5.8 mm long, glabrous to moderately hairy; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy only at apex.
Pod not known.
Distribution and occurrence: North-east from the Coxs River.
Grows in heath on stony soils
NSW subdivisions: CT
Previously circumscribed much more braodly, this species is poorly known and numerous segregate species are expected to be recognised pending an ongoing revision of the complex. See also Pultenaea setigera.
Text by R.L. Barrett, Jan. 2023
Taxon concept: R.L. Barrett et al., in prep.
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