Dense, tangled shrub, 0.25-1.6 m high. Fl. yellow & orange & red, Aug to Oct. Clay, white sand over limestone. Dunes, limestone plains.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Hampton, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Hampton, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions: Eucla.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Esperance, Ravensthorpe.
Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 8-25 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, glabrous, terete; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 4.5-6 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3.5-5 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5-7.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 4.5-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-5.7 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), 4-7 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 5-6.2 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 8-10 mm long, 9-10 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions.
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