Common name: Rosemary Bush-pea
Pultenaea rosmarinifolia Lindl. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub; stems appressed-hairy.
Leaves alternate, linear to elliptic to obovate, convex with deep central groove, mostly 20–45 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, apex obtuse, shortly aristate, somewhat recurved, margins recurved to revolute, concolorous or upper surface darker than lower; stipules 2–8 mm long.
Inflorescences terminal, dense; bracts imbricate, persistent, 5–8 mm long, usually 3-lobed, obovate to orbicular, acuminate to acute, with appressed silky hairs in the centre, ciliate. Flowers c. 10 mm long; pedicels 1–3 mm long; bracteoles 3–4 mm long, lacking stipules, narrow-ovate, keeled, margins and keel hairy, attached near centre or upper part of calyx tube. Calyx c. 7 mm long, moderately hairy; lobes setaceous to acuminate. Ovary hairy.
Pod c. 8 mm long, flattened.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath to dry sclerophyll forest on sandstone, Judge Dowling Ra. to Clyde R.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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