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 Prom 1

Flower Description:

Dark yellow and brown 1


Slender shrub to 1 m tall 2

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 flower 1,2


Image: David Meagher

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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