Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.2-0.6 m high. Fl. green&red, Aug to Oct. Grey or black sand, clayey loam, laterite, granite. Granite outcrops, winter-wet swamps.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Beverley, Canning, Chittering, Cranbrook, Gingin, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Northam, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wandering, West Arthur, York.
Leaves flat, 70-280 mm long, 3-8 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin present, 0.2-0.7 mm long, with at least some small side branches at the base, straight and rigid, diverging outward at around 90° or angled towards the leaf apex; hairs on the surface of the leaf present. Scape present, hairy, 250-635 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 15-30 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 8-12 mm long; pedicels present, 5-6 mm long; flowers 45-80 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, distinctly bicoloured, red and green, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 7-10 mm long. Stamens six, in three levels, in pairs; filaments 2.5-4 mm long; anther 3.7-7.7 mm long, without an appendage. Style 40-65 mm long. Flowers in August, September or October. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.
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