Spreading, lignotuberous shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. orange-red, Mar or May to Dec or Jan. Granitic soils, sand, loamy clay, lateritic soils. Granite outcrops, hills, sometimes winter-wet flats.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Canning, Dardanup, Gosnells, Harvey, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan.
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.3–2 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 70–120 mm long overall. Leaf blade dissected, pinnatifid, bipinnatifid. Leaf lobes 20–60 mm long, 20–30 mm wide. Margins flat.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence terminal; a raceme. Flowers green or orange or red or pink, very irregular. Pedicel 8–10 mm long. Perianth 15–20 mm long, 4 -partite; lobes all free. Stamens 4. Pistil 34–40 mm long, sessile. Ovary hairy. Styles glabrous, red. Pollen presenter oblique.
Fruit features. Fruit oblong, glandular hairy, brown, not viscid, 17–21 mm long.
Flowering Time. June, or July, or August, or September, or October, or November, or December.
Habitat. Amongst low trees, or tall (sclerophyll) shrubland, or low (sclerophyll) shrubland; in rocky or stony soil, or gravelly soil; occupying on granite outcrops.
Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: SWA, AW, and JF. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.
Etymology. bipinnatifida: (L): pinna feather; + findo to split; bot. bipinnatifid, applied to a pinnatifid leaf whose parts are themselves pinnatifid.
Descriptions were generated using DELTA format and DELTA software: Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993 onwards, 1995 onwards, 1998)
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