Intricate, many-stemmed shrub, 0.2-0.7 m high. Fl. yellow & brown, Dec or Jan. Gravelly lateritic sand, loamy sand. Undulating plains.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Brookton, Bruce Rock, Corrigin, Dumbleyung, Kent, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narrogin, Pingelly, Quairading, Tammin, West Arthur, Yilgarn.
Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 10-55 mm long, 1.2-2 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3.5-4 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7-8 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or brown, with some yellow or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5.5-7.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6-7 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5.5-7.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 6-8 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 10-15 mm long, 7-10 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in January and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt and Mallee IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).
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