Spreading open shrub, 0.15-0.35 m high, to 1.5 m wide. Fl. yellow/orange & red. Shallow stony sandy soils. Plains at base of slopes.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.
IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet.
Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 35-170 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 3.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 4 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8.2 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7.4 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6 mm long, 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), 5.5-6 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 5.5 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 20 mm long, 8 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).
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