Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Pultenaea Sm., Spec. Bot. New Holland 35 (1794)

Shrubs.  Lvs simple, entire, usually alternate, rarely opposite or verticillate;  stipules usually lanceolate, often partly united.  Fls axillary and solitary, or numerous and crowded in terminal heads often surrounded by lvs or bracts; bracteoles persistent, usually attached to calyx tube.  Calyx somewhat bilabiate;  calyx teeth ± equal or upper longer;  upper 2 teeth broader, somewhat connate;  lower 3 teeth free. Corolla yellow, orange or red, or mixed with purple, brown or rarely pink; petals long-clawed.  Stamens free; anthers uniform.  Ovary hairy or glabrous; style filiform; stigma small, terminal.  Pod flat or turgid, ± straight, dehiscent, 1–2-seeded; seeds strophiolate.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Pultenaea Sm.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Smith, J.E. 1794: Specimen of the Botany of New Holland. Edition 1.