Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.05-0.2 m high. Fl. green&red, Sep to Oct. Pink or grey sand. Winter-wet areas.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet.
Leaves flat, 20-120 mm long, 0.8-3 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 90-230 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 9-30 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 6.5-15 mm long; pedicels present, 2-6.5 mm long; flowers 20-39 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, distinctly bicoloured, red and green, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 3.5-6 mm long. Stamens six, in three levels, in pairs; filaments 1.5-2.3 mm long; anther 1.5-2.4 mm long, without an appendage. Style 18-28 mm long. Flowers in September or October. Occurs in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.
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