Spreading, virgate shrub, 1-5 m high, up to 3 m wide. Fl. white-cream-red-brown-yellow, Jan or Mar to Apr or Jun to Nov. Gravelly loam, moist, sandy loam, clay, granite. Roadsides, outcrops.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley.
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–2.5 m high. Branchlets glaucous. Leaves simple, 20–80 mm long overall. Leaf blade dissected, tripartite; shallowly divided; not further divided or biternate. Leaf lobes 0.5–35 mm long, 1–8 mm wide. Margins flat.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary (mostly axillary); a raceme. Flowers white or pink, very irregular. Pedicel 8–15 mm long. Perianth 3–4 mm long, glabrous, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 3–5 mm long, stipitate; stipe 1–2 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles glabrous, white. Pollen presenter conical.
Fruit features. Fruit rugose, oblong or ellipsoidal, glabrous, 7–10.5 mm long.
Flowering Time. June, or July, or August, or September, or October, or November (flowers nearly all year).
Habitat. Amongst tall trees, or medium trees, or low trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in gravelly soil, or sand, or clay; occupying along creek beds.
Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: SWA, AW, and JF. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.
subsp. ornithopoda: Most leaves 40–80 mm long with primary division only; leaf base narrowly cuneate
subsp. dissectifolia: Most leaves 20–50 mm long with some secondary division of lower lobes; leaf lobes deeply divided to midvein
subsp. manglesii: Ultimate leaf lobes 3–8 mm wide, triangular , coarsely divided or toothed.
Etymology. manglesii: Commemorates Captain James Mangles (1786–1867) who introduced many Australian plants to cultivation, including this species.
Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)
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