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Shrub, 0.1-2 m high. Fl. red, Jan or Apr or Aug to Dec. Grey or black sand, sandy clay. Swampy situations, stream banks.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta-Margaret River, Busselton, Nannup.
Habit and leaf form. Shrubs, 0.3–1 m high. Branchlets not glaucous. Leaves simple, 70–120 mm long overall. Leaf blade 2–10 mm wide, undissected, flat, narrowly linear to elliptic to obovate. Margins entire, flat. Hairs straight.
Inflorescence and floral features. Inflorescence axillary, or terminal; a raceme. Flowers red, very irregular. Pedicel 4–5 mm long. Perianth 6–15 mm long, simple-hairy, 4 -partite; lobes free and joined (united to a tube, split on one side). Stamens 4. Pistil 7–9 mm long, stipitate; stipe 2–2.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Styles hairy, orange or red or blue. Pollen presenter lateral.
Fruit features. Fruit ovoid, simple hairy, not viscid, 12–17 mm long.
Flowering Time. June, or July, or August, or September, or October, or November.
Habitat. Amongst medium trees, or low trees; in gravelly soil, or sand, or clay.
Distribution. Western Australia. Western Australian Botanical Province(s): South-west; IBRA Bioregions SW: SWA, JF, and WAR. Western Australian native; endemic to Western Australia.
Etymology. brachystylis (Gk): brachys short + stylos pillar, bot. style.
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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