Intricate, many-stemmed, rhizomatous shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. yellow & red. Gravelly sand over laterite. Flats, undulating rises.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace.
Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 8-60 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, glabrous, strongly recurved, appearing terete but with one or two grooves below; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 5-6.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 6.8-7.5 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6-11 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-9 mm long, not auriculate, keel 8-9 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5.5-8 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 8-10 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 12-15 mm long, 10-11 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie and Mallee IBRA regions.
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