Straggling, divaricate, spinescent shrub, to 2 m high. Fl. yellow & pink & red/brown. Gravelly lateritic soils. Slopes.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Three Springs.
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, alternate, not continuous with stem, 6-13 mm long, 1-2 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, 2.5-5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 4-4.2 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-9.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red or orange, with some red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7.5-9 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-8 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6-7.5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5-6 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 6.4-7.5 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 12-16 mm long, 7-8 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in August. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).
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