Common name: Dense-head Bush-pea
Pultenaea pycnocephala F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub; stems appressed-pubescent.
Leaves alternate, obovate, convex, with deep central groove, 5–15 mm long, 2–6 mm wide, apex obtuse and recurved, margins recurved, upper surface darker than lower; stipules up to 6 mm long.
Inflorescences terminal, dense; bracts imbricate, persistent, 3–8 mm long, usually 3-lobed, bristly to acuminate, obovate to circular. Flowers c. 10 mm long. Bracteoles 5–7 mm long, lacking stipules, obovate, acuminate, hairy, attached below the base of the calyx tube. Calyx c. 7 mm long, moderately to densely hairy; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy.
Pod c. 6 mm long, flattened.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest to woodland on granite, Werrikimbe N.P. and Gibraltar Ra. N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
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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