Bushy shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. orange/yellow & red, Jul to Aug. Clayey sand, laterite. Flats.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dalwallinu, Dowerin, Koorda.
Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 7-12 mm long, 4-10 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2.5-4 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 4-4.5 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-10.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8-8.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 8-8.2 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7-7.5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.2-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5.5-9 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 8-10 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, beaked. Flowers in July and August. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).
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