Shrub, 0.6-2.5 m high. Fl. purple-pink, Jul to Oct. Granite, loam.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Dandaragan, Goomalling, Kondinin, Wongan-Ballidu, York.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 20-70 mm long, 10-35 mm wide, not lobed; margins crenate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 5-15 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 4-6 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present. Calyx pink or purple, 6.5-10 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 1-1.6 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.4-2.5 mm long; anthers 2.5-3.6 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3-3.8 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest or Mallee. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).
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