Spreading shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. red, May to Dec. Calcareous soils or siliceous sand over limestone.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Hampton, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Hampton, Mardabilla.
IMCRA Regions: Eucla, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Esperance.
Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 10-60 mm mm long, 1-2 mm mm wide, hairy or glabrous, the hairs straight; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming a groove either side of the midvein. Inflorescences axillary, red or pink; pedicels 5-6 mm long. Perianth 9-11 mm long; tepals some joined and some free after flower opens, hairy; ovary glabrous, stipitate, the stipe 1.5-2 mm long; pistil 18-22 mm long, orange or pink, pollen presenter lateral, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, not viscid, dehiscent, 12.5-16 mm long. Flowers in June, July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Hampton (HAM), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).
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