Tree or shrub, 1-12(-18) m high, tessellated to fissured bark. Fl. red, Apr to Oct. Red alluvial sand, red-brown sandy loam, sandstone scree over basalt. Creek beds and levees, edge of monsoonal forests, flood plains.
Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Great Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Victoria Bonaparte.
Augustus, Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, Hart, Keep, McLarty, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Pentecost, Pindanland, Purnululu, Roebourne, South Kimberley Interzone.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Meekatharra, Port Hedland, Upper Gascoyne, Wyndham-East Kimberley.