Pultenaea pinifolia Meisn.
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 2:220 (1848)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 31 July 1996

Erect, slender shrub, 1-3 m high. Fl. yellow-orange, Oct to Nov. Loam or clay. Floodplains, swampy areas.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Manjimup, Nannup.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 September 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, 20-35 mm long, 0.7-1 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, strongly recurved, appearing terete but with one or two grooves below; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 1.5-2 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 3.5-4.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 5-6.5 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 6.5-7 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 11.4-12 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or orange, with some yellow or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 10-11 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9-9.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 9-10 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), 6.5-9.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 8.6-10.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 10-11 mm long, 5.2-6 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Flowers in October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).