Spreading, mid-dense, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5-2.5 m high. Fl. white & cream & green & red/yellow, Jan or Mar to Dec. Grey or white sand, sandy clay, granitic or lateritic loam.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Esperance, Jerramungup, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 1–3 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 30–95 mm long overall. Leaf blade 1–4 mm wide, undissected, flat, linear. Margins entire, revolute. Hairs straight.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence terminal; a raceme. Flowers green or cream or red, regular. Pedicel 1–2 mm long. Perianth 10–11 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes free and joined (united to form a tube, split on one side). Stamens 4. Pistil 13–20 mm long, stipitate; stipe 0.5–1 mm long. Ovary hairy. Styles glabrous, red. Pollen presenter oblique.
Fruit features. Fruit ribbed or ridged, ovoid, simple hairy, red-brown, not viscid, 10.5–16 mm long.
Flowering Time. July, or August, or September, or October, or November, or December.
Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland; in gravelly soil, or sand, or loam; occupying heathlands.
Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: MAL and ESP. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.
subsp. coccinea: Perianth 1–2 mm wide, sericeous to shortly tomentose outside; torus 1–1.5 mm across
subsp. lanata: Perianth 3–3.5 mm wide, subvillous to sublanate outside; torus 1.6 mm across.
Etymology. coccinea subsp. coccinea (L): a. scarlet.
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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