Bushy, multi-stemmed, broom-like shrub, 0.25-1.5 m high. Fl. orange/yellow & red, Aug to Oct. Sand or sandy clay over granite. Rocky slopes.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.
Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 10-35 mm long, 2-3 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, 6-7.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3-3.5 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7-9 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7-8.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6-6.5 mm long, auriculate, keel 5-6 mm long, beaked, auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4.6-5.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 5-6 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 9-11 mm long, 9-12 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).
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