Pultenaea brachytropis Benth.
Edwards's Bot.Reg. 27: Misc. 40 (1841)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Sunday 25 May 2003

Erect shrub, to 1.5 m high. Fl. yellow/orange-red, Sep to Nov. Gravelly sands or clay, grey sandy loam, laterite, granite. Slopes, ridges, plateaus, along creeks.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Denmark, Nannup.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 7.5-23 mm long, 1.5-4 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins or strongly recurved, appearing terete but with one or two grooves below; tuberculate; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present or absent (flowers sessile), 0.5-1 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 3.8-4 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 6.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 9.5-10 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 8-8.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5.5-6 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 2.2-5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 3.8-4.2 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.