Pultenaea elusa (J.D.Briggs & Crisp) de Kok.

Elusive Bush-pea



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pultenaea parrisiae subsp. elusa J.D.Briggs & Crisp in Telopea 5: 652 (1994); Pultenaea elusa (J.D.Briggs & Crisp) R.L.Barrett & Clugston in Diversity (Basel) 13(8)-391: 31 (2021) [wrong author; used by POWO, 2023]


Conservation Status

Missing (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:6 [as Possibly extant]) or Extinct (POWO, 2023)

Last record: 1938 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:6)


"One-day search of swamps in Penrose area + swamps near Wingello and Penrose searched"

(Silcock et al., 2019:SM:6)



New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Christenhusz, M. and Govaerts, R. (2023). Uitgestorven. Op plantenjacht rond de wereld: 1-511. Sterck & De Vreese.

POWO. (2023). Pultenaea elusa (J.D.Briggs & Crisp) R.L.Barrett & Clugston. Plants of the World Online (online resource). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 8 December 2023]

Silcock, Jen L., Field, Ashley R., Walsh, Neville G. and Fensham, Roderick J. (2019). To name those lost: assessing extinction likelihood in the Australian vascular flora. Oryx 54(2): 167-177. [Supplementary Material]


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