Straggling shrub, to 0.5 m high. Fl. orange&yellow&brown, Aug or Oct. Gravelly sand, grey to pinkish-white sandy clay, red loam. Flats, slopes, valley floors, road verges.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Mallee, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Murchison, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Dowerin, Kondinin, Menzies, Quairading, Yilgarn.
Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite or alternate, 1.5 mm long, 0.5-0.7 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves or present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 1-1.2 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 2-2.5 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 3.5-4 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 6.5-8 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, orange or brown, with some yellow, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5-6 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 4.5-5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-6 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 3-4.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 5-5.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in August and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt and Mallee IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).
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