Platylobium obtusangulum

Common Name:

Common Flat-pea



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKMNPSTWX) also SA, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Common in drier heathlands 1

Flower Description:

Bright yellow with red at the base 1


Shrub to 1 m high 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves of this species are broadly triangular. This species differs from P. triangulare by having flowers on a short stalk that are hidden by brown bracts. Platylobium triangulare has flowers with a long stalk that exceeds the bracts 1,2


Image: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

eFloraSA VicFlora

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