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Family: Leguminosae
Pultenaea elachista

Citation: Crisp, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6:66 (1982).

Synonymy: Gastrolobium elachistum F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 9:67 (1875); P. cymbifolia' J. Black, Trans. R.Soc. S. Aust. 39:96 (1915).

Common name: None

Description:
Small rigid shrub, 30-50 cm tall; branchlets and young leaves tomentose with curly hairs; leaves mostly opposite, decussate, crowded, rigid, oblong-ovate, mucronate, 3-5 x 2-3 mm, convex by revolute margins, becoming glabrous above, densely tomentose with curly hairs beneath; stipules lanceolate, subulate, c. 2 mm long, brown, leathery, costate, woolly-pubescent basally.

Flowers axillary, subsessile, c. 8 mm long, few at the end of the short branchlets in a leafy cluster; stipules of the floral leaves ovate, acuminate, c. 3 x c. 1.5 mm, brown, leathery, pubescent on the back basally, ciliate; bracts absent; bracteoles attached near the base of the calyx, ovate-acuminate, 3-4 mm long, brown, leathery, white-pubescent on the back, exceeding the tube; calyx green, diffuse-white-pubescent, c. 8 mm long, deeply divided, upper 2 teeth large, obovate, acuminate with brown mucronate tips, longer than the tube, lower 3 narrow, smaller, tips pungent-subulate, brown; petals yellow; standard much broader than long and 2-toothed on the lower margin; ovary green, villous; style filiform, brown, villous at the base.

Pod ovate, pubescent, slightly exceeding the calyx.

image of FSA2_Pultenaea_ela.jpg Pultenaea elachista twig, sessile flower, ovary, leaf and standard.
Image source: fig 363b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NU, EP, KI.   W.Aust.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Oct.


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