Pultenaea stricta

Common name: 

Rigid Bush-pea

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (DEJKNPT) also SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Grows in most damp heathlands and other damp situations in the Prom1

Flower description:

Dark yellow and brown1


Slender shrub to 1 m tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is similar to P. gunnii. The two are distinguished by the presence of brown, papery bracts around the flower1,2

Image of Pultenaea stricta
Image of Pultenaea stricta
Image of Pultenaea stricta Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria