Prickly shrub, 0.3-1.8 m high. Fl. white & yellow, Mar or May or Jul to Sep. Yellow or red sand, clay & lateritic gravel. Sandplains, laterite outcrops.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest.
IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Mingenew, Moora, Narrogin, Northampton, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wongan-Ballidu.
Shrubs, 1.5-2.5 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 20-70 mm mm long, hairy or glabrous, on the abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, once divided, tripartitely divided, divided to the midrib; lobes 25-45 mm long, 0.5-2.5 mm wide, the margins revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming a groove either side of the midvein. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, white; pedicels 5-6 mm long. Perianth 3-4 mm long; tepals all free after flower opens, glabrous; ovary glabrous, stipitate, the stipe 0.5-2 mm long; pistil 3-4 mm long, white, pollen presenter conical, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, not viscid, dehiscent, 7-10 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s).
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