Erect, spreading shrub, 0.4-2 m high, 0.45-4 wide. Fl. yellow/orange & red/purple, Aug to Nov. Sand, limestone, laterite. Woodlands, low open heath, roadside sandplain, gentle slopes.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Cambridge, Canning, Capel, Carnamah, Chittering, Claremont, Cockburn, Coorow, Dandaragan, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gosnells, Harvey, Irwin, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Kwinana, Mingenew, Moora, Mundaring, Murray, Perth, South Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Three Springs, Victoria Park, Wanneroo, Waroona.
Erect or prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete or flattened, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades absent or apparently so (reduced to scales), alternate, not continuous with stem, glabrous, flat with incurved margins (conduplicate); margins entire; tubercles absent, 1; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 4.5-6.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2.8-4.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.5-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or purple, with some yellow, red, orange or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6.4-9.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.3-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6-6.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5-0.7 mm long; filaments free (or united at the very base), 5-6 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 6.2-7 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 12-20 mm long, 12-15 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in August, September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.
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