Common name: Yellow Bush-pea, Cobwebbed Bush-pea
Pultenaea villifera Sieber ex DC. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub; stems moderately villous.
Leaves alternate, narrow-ovate, flat to concave, 10–20 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, apex aristate, margins incurved to involute, surfaces concolorous; stipules 4–6 mm long.
Inflorescences subterminal 1- or rarely 2-flowered, often on lateral short shoots; bracts absent. Flowers 10–12 mm long; pedicels c. 1 mm long; bracteoles 4–5 mm long, lacking stipules, ovate, subulate to acuminate, glabrous except for ciliate margins, attached at base of calyx tube. Calyx 4–6 mm long, glabrous, margins of lobes ciliate; lobes acuminate. Ovary hairy.
Pod c. 5 mm long, turgid.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soil; lower Blue Mtns to Eden dictrict.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, ST
Text by P.H. Weston & R.P.J. de Kok
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