Multistemmed perennial, herb, to 0.5(-1) m high. Fl. blue-purple, Jun to Sep. Skeletal red-brown to brown gravelly soil over banded ironstone, basalt, shale and jaspilite. Hill summits, upper slopes (above 1000m).
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.
IBRA Regions: Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions: Hamersley.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton.
Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 10-28 mm long, 3-17 mm wide, Indumentum hairy, with dense, dendritic hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles present, hairy, with simple hairs. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 4-8 mm long, hairy, with dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes absent, with dense. Corolla blue, 7-11 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, dendritic hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4-5.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 5-6.8 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.5-1.2 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.5-2 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 3-4 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in June, July, August and September. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province. Conservation Code: Conservation code Priority Three (P3).
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