Dense, erect shrub, to 1.5 m high. Fl. pink-blue-purple, Aug to Sep. Red clay.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wongan-Ballidu.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 17-50 mm long, 2-8 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 4.5-6 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 6-13 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 5.5-8 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, blue or purple, (7-)7.5-13 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla 0.5-1.3 mm long, glabrous. Stamens six, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.6 mm long; anthers 3-4.7 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.7-3 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time August or September. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt. Conservation Code Threatened (T).
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