Upright, spindly shrub, 0.2-0.6 m high. Fl. yellow & pink & brown, Sep to Oct. White clayey sand over limestone, brown loamy sand. Flats, roadsides.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Ravensthorpe.
Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 1.6-2 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, hairy or glabrous, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves or present and persistent to older leaves. Bracteoles present and persistent, 3-3.5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 3-4 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 5-7.3 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, pink or brown, with some yellow, pink or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 4-6.7 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5-5.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-5.2 mm long, 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), 3-4 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 4-4.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions.
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