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Pultenaea laxiflora

Loose-flower Bush Pea at Bruce, ACT

Pultenaea laxiflora at Bruce, ACT - 29 Nov 2017
Pultenaea laxiflora at Bruce, ACT - 29 Nov 2017
Pultenaea laxiflora at Bruce, ACT - 29 Nov 2017
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Identification history

Pultenaea laxiflora 30 Nov 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Pultenaea laxiflora 29 Nov 2017 NickiTaws

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Significant sighting

30 Nov 2017

This plant has not been sighted in the ACT since a 1971 record by R.Y. Berg at about the same area as this collection. There is also a 1961 record from what is now the suburb of Weetangera. I went looking for this species and couldn't find it - I had thought it was extinct in the ACT. Glad to see that it isn't. It is a widespread species across SE Australia, close to its eastern limit at Canberra. Would be good if Greening Australia could collect and propagate some seed from this plant for planting in the Black-Mountain Sandstone area.

Author's notes

One plant found beside track, periodically slashed.

2 comments

   30 Nov 2017
Possibly OK. It looks like some of the photos of this species on ALA. It needs to be identified from a specimen in the hand. There is not enough information in the photos, even of the detsils of hairs on the stem, to attempt to key it out. If it is this species it is probably a significant sighting. Someone with a collecting permit should take a specimen to the botanic gardens.
   1 Dec 2017
Nikki - I assume you are confident about the ID do you think the slashing is harming or helping this plant to survive.

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Nearby sightings

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Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Aug 2020 by AndyRussell Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Aug 2020 by AndyRussell Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Aug 2020 by AndyRussell Pultenaea laxiflora (Loose-flower Bush Pea) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney Asparagus asparagoides (Bridal Creeper, Florist's Smilax) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney Passiflora caerulea (Blue Passionflower) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney Ehrharta erecta (Panic Veldtgrass) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney Genista monspessulana (Cape Broom, Montpellier Broom) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney Billardiera heterophylla (Western Australian Bluebell Creeper) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney Juniperus communis (Juniper) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2015 by JanetRussell Opuntia stricta (Common Prickly Pear) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2015 by JanetRussell Agave americana (Century plant) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2015 by JanetRussell Aloe sp. at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2015 by JanetRussell Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Oct 2015 by JanetRussell Rubus sp. (Blackberry) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Aug 2015 by JanetRussell
Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Aug 2020 by AndyRussell
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Aug 2020 by AndyRussell
Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Bruce, ACT - 11 Aug 2020 by AndyRussell
Pultenaea laxiflora (Loose-flower Bush Pea) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney
Asparagus asparagoides (Bridal Creeper, Florist's Smilax) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney
Passiflora caerulea (Blue Passionflower) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney
Ehrharta erecta (Panic Veldtgrass) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney
Genista monspessulana (Cape Broom, Montpellier Broom) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney
Billardiera heterophylla (Western Australian Bluebell Creeper) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney
Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney
Juniperus communis (Juniper) at Bruce, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by MichaelMulvaney
Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2015 by JanetRussell
Opuntia stricta (Common Prickly Pear) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2015 by JanetRussell
Agave americana (Century plant) at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2015 by JanetRussell
Aloe sp. at Bruce, ACT - 23 Nov 2015 by JanetRussell
Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) at Bruce, ACT - 30 Oct 2015 by JanetRussell
Rubus sp. (Blackberry) at Bruce, ACT - 29 Aug 2015 by JanetRussell

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 29 Nov 2017 01:04 PM Recorded on
  • NickiTaws Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower
  • Less than 10cm Plant height
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