Dense, prickly shrub, 0.5-2.8 m high. Fl. red, Jun or Aug to Dec or Jan. Sand, sandy clay, gravel.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.
Shrubs, 1-2 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 40-75 mm mm long, hairy, on the adaxial or abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, once divided, tripartitely divided, divided to the midrib; lobes 10-40 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, the margins revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade. Inflorescences terminal, red; pedicels 3-5 mm long. Perianth 10-12 mm long; tepals all free after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy; ovary glabrous, stipitate, the stipe 3-5 mm long; pistil 25-30 mm long, red, pollen presenter lateral or oblique, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, not viscid, dehiscent, 10-13 mm long. Flowers in January, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Four (P4).
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