Many-stemmed shrub, 0.3-0.8 m high. Fl. red, Apr to May. Gravelly lateritic soils. Undulating plains, rises.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Lesueur Sandplain.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Irwin, Mingenew, Three Springs.
Erect, 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, 95-180 mm long, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 13-15 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 6-7.5 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 20-23 mm long, uniformly coloured, red; claws present; standard 20-23 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 15-17 mm long, not auriculate, keel 15-18 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 18-23 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 20-25 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, beaked. Flowers in April and May. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).
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