Multi-stemmed shrub, to 0.6 m high. Fl. pink/pink-cream, Jul to Sep. Sandy clay with lateritic gravel. Breakaways.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Corrigin, Cunderdin, Kellerberrin, Quairading.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 5-12 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 10-11 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 3-4 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or cream, 10-15 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, three. Corolla 1-1.7 mm long, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.2-2.2 mm long; anthers 3-4.5 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2-2.4 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time July, August or September. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt. Conservation Code Threatened (T).
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