Straggling shrub, to 0.8 m high. Fl. yellow & red/purple, May to Jul. Gravelly lateritic clay.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chittering, Coorow, Moora, Toodyay, Wongan-Ballidu.
Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), alternate, continuous with stem, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, 1-1.5; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2.5-3 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2-2.5 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 5-6 mm long, uniformly coloured, yellow, mostly red or purple, with some red or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 4.5-5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 4-5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 4.5-5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.2-0.3 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 3.5-4.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 4-5 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 7-15 mm long, 12-18 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in May, June and July. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).
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