Spreading, flat-topped shrub, 0.9-2.5 m high. Fl. red-brown, Apr or Jun or Aug. Grey or yellow sand over laterite, with gravel.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dandaragan.
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–2.5 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 40–65 mm long overall. Leaf blade dissected, subpinnatisect, not further divided. Leaf lobes 10–50 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide. Margins revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming two grooves with the midvein. Hairs curled.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers yellow, very irregular. Pedicel 1–2 mm long. Perianth 8–10 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes all joined. Stamens 4. Pistil 30–37 mm long, sessile. Ovary hairy. Styles glabrous, purple. Pollen presenter oblique.
Fruit features. Fruit oblong or ellipsoidal, glandular hairy, brown (sometimes red striped), not viscid, 13–18 mm long.
Flowering Time. August, or September, or October, or November.
Habitat. Amongst low trees, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in sand; occupying heathlands.
Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: GS and SWA. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.
Etymology. calliantha (Gk): callos beauty + anthos a flower.
Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)
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