Pultenaea daphnoides



Pultenaea daphnoides, common name large-leaf bitter-pea, is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae and is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It is an erect shrub with  dense clusters of bright yellow and red flowers in spring. Pultenaea daphnoides grows to a height of 1–3 m and has hairy, four-angled stems. The leaves are wedge-shaped to egg-shaped with the

narrower end towards the base, 5–40 mm long and 2–11 mm wide with a pointed tip and stipules 1–2 mm long at the base. The flowers are sessile, 7–15 mm long and arranged in dense clusters of five to eleven on the ends of branches, with overlapping bracts at the base. The sepals are 4–6 mm long with linear bracteoles 2–4 mm long attached to the sepal tube. The standard and wings are bright yellow, the standard 9–12 mm wide, the keel is scarlet and the ovary is covered with silky hairs. Flowering occurs from September to November and the fruit is an egg-shaped pod 5–7 mm long.

239.00 Location; several specimens form part of the Tarwin River bank restoration plantings, especially in the Goulds' glade area.

SKU: 239

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