Pultenaea sp. Olinda (R.Coveny 6616) APNI*
Synonyms: Pultenaea sp. E sensu Weston (1991) APNI*
Pultenaea johnsonii Tindale ms. APNI*
Description: Erect to procumbent shrub; stems spreading-pubescent.
Leaves alternate, crowded on upper parts of branches, linear, terete with a groove on the upper surface, 5–10 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, apex shortly aristate, lower surface darker than upper; stipules 2–3 mm long.
Inflorescences subterminal or apparently terminal, dense, leafy, the leaves with slightly enlarged stipules; bracts absent. Flowers 8–9 mm long; pedicels 0.5–1.5 mm long; bracteoles c. 3 mm long, lacking stipules, narrow-ovate, aristate, keeled, glabrous, attached below or at base of calyx tube. Calyx 4–5 mm long, moderately to densely hairy; lobes aristate. Ovary hairy only at apex.
Pod 5–6 mm long, turgid.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in crevices between sandstone boulders with other shrubs, Currant Mtn Gap to Nullo Mtn.
NSW subdivisions: CWS
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
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