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Pultenaea sp. Werrikimbe NP (L.M. Copeland 4477)
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Common name: Carrai Bush-pea

Pultenaea sp. Werrikimbe NP (L.M. Copeland 4477) APNI*

Description: Procumbent shrub; stems appressed-pubescent.

Leaves alternate, linear to oblanceolate, 8–15(-16) mm long, 1.1–1.6 mm wide, apex acuminate and partly recurved, margins mostly recurved, upper surface concave with a row of hairs along midrib, lower surface silky, hairs persistent; stipules 5.8–6.9 mm long.

Inflorescences terminal, dense with 5–9 flowers; bracts imbricate, persistent, 3.1–5.7 mm long, not fused at apex, ovate to elliptic, glabrous with uniformly ciliate margins. Flowers 4.1–4.5 mm long; pedicels 0.7–1.1 mm long; bracteoles 2.5–4.0 mm long, lacking stipules, lanceolate, acuminate, weakly keeled, sparsely hairy, attached 0.2–0.7 mm above base of calyx tube. Calyx 3.1–4.2 mm long, moderately hairy; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy.

Not seen.

Flowering: October–November

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open forest in swampy areas; Werrikimbe to Carrai, and possbly S to Woko National Park.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NC
AVH map***

Closely related to P. parrisiae.

Text by R.L. Barrett, July 2023
Taxon concept:

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