The Smooth Bush-pea is an erect shrub to 1.5 m tall with smooth hairless stems and leaves. Leaves are alternate, narrow, concave, to 20 mm x 2 mm, with a pointed tip. The yellow/orange pea-like flowers are borne in dense sub-terminal or apparently terminal inflorescences. Fruit is a swollen pod to 5 mm long.
Smooth Bush-pea |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Pultenaea glabra
Threats The main identified threats to Smooth Bush pea include habitat loss due to clearing for urban development; weed invasion; dieback caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi; fire (too frequent and too infrequent) and grazing (Fraser et al.; 2004 DECC; 2005).