Common name: Wolgan Valley Bush-pea
Pultenaea tenebrosa M.A.M.Renner, P.H.Weston & S.Clarke APNI*
Synonyms: Pultenaea sp. Wolgan Cliffs (S.Clarke 602) APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 2 m; branchlets glabrous or with spreading hairs.
Leaves alternate, linear to nearly terete, 5.7–16.6 mm long, 0.4–0.8 mm wide, apex acuminate, margins tightly inrolled but not enclosing upper surfaace, surfaces discolorous, lower surface green on sides with a dark red-brown medial stripe, darker than glaucous-green upper surface; stipules c. 5 mm long.
Inflorescence irregular, not terminal, dense but not contracted, leafy, the leaves often smaller and with slightly enlarged stipules; bracts absent. Flowers c. 8 mm long, sessile; bracteoles c. 4 mm long, lacking stipules, narrow-ovate to ovate, acuminate, glabrous, attached near middle of calyx tube. Calyx 5–6 mm long; lobes acuminate. Ovary glabrous.
Pods not Seen.
Distribution and occurrence: Wolgan Valley, Blue Mtns.
On cliff complexes and pagoda-gully complexes, in sparse eucalypt woodland over mixed shrubs on shallow soils.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Previously included under a broad concept of P. glabra.
Text by M.A.M.Renner & R.L.Barrett, Aug. 2022
Taxon concept: Renner et al., Aust. Syst. Bot. 35: 150 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1071/SB21030
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