Dense spreading or sprawling, erect, multi-stemmed perennial, herb (or subshrub), to 1 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Jan to Dec (seasonal rainfall). Red sandy soils, gravel, ironstone, laterite. Plains, rises and gentle slopes.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.
IBRA Regions: Great Sandy Desert, Tanami.
IBRA Subregions: Mackay, Tanami P1.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): East Pilbara, Halls Creek.
Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 1.2-7 mm long, 8-10 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles present, 3-5 mm long, glabrous. Flowers Presence pedicellate, the pedicels 3-5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 3-5 mm long, glabrous. Corolla blue, 24 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, glandular hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 6 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 9-14 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 1 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.7 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 24 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Great Sandy Desert (GSD) and Tanami (TAN) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province.
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