Pultenaea skinneri F.Muell. Skinner's Pea
Fragm. 8:166 (1874)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 31 July 1996

Slender shrub, 1-2 m high. Fl. yellow/orange & red, Jul to Sep. Sandy or clayey soils. Winter-wet depressions.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Harvey, Nannup.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 December 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, 6.5-10 mm long, 1.2-4.2 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 1.7-3.2 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 2.5-3 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent. Calyx 8-11 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 17.5-20 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 17-19 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 13-17 mm long, not auriculate, keel 13-16 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 1-1.4 mm long; filaments free (or united at the very base), 8-14 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 14-16 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 July, August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).