Pultenaea craigiana C.F.Wilkins, Orthia & Crisp

Reference
Nuytsia 19:192-196, Figs 1, 2 (2009)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Scientific Description

Key to Fabaceae of Western Australia

Authors: Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 2-11 mm long, 0.5-1.5 mm wide, glabrous, strongly recurved, appearing terete but with one or two grooves below; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 1-2 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 1-1.5 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 4.2-4.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7-9 mm long, uniformly coloured, orange; claws present; standard 6-8 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.3-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 4.5-6 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.6 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 2.6-5.2 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 3.5-5 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 August, September, October and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).

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C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 18 February 2022

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Ravensthorpe.