Large-leaf Bush Pea

Pultenaea daphnoides

''Pultenaea daphnoides'' is a shrub which is endemic to Australia. It is a member of the genus ''Pultenaea'' and the family Fabaceae.
Large-leaf Bush-pea A shrub about 3 metres tall with bright yellow pea flowers with deep red keel petals and red markings radiating from the centre on the standard petals. Glossy leaves were wedge-shaped (cuneate) with a short spine at the tip. The flower buds were covered with brown bracts which drop off when the flower opens.
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Appearance

The species is an erect shrub that can grow to between 1 and 3 metres high. The leaves are cuneate to obovate and 5 to 40 mm in length and 2 to 11 mm in width.

The pea flowers, which appear in dense terminal heads in spring and summer, are yellow with red markings. The pods which follow are flattened and 5 to 7 mm long.

Naming

The species was formally described by German botanist Johann Christoph Wendland in 1798 in ''Botanische Beobachtungen''.

Distribution

It occurs in heath to wet sclerophyll forest in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderFabales
FamilyFabaceae
GenusPultenaea
SpeciesP. daphnoides
Photographed in
Australia