Spreading, lignotuberous shrub, 0.35-1.8 m high. Fl. white-cream/pink-other, Jul to Dec. Sand, clay, gravel, granite, laterite, limestone. Slopes, near river banks, swamps, ridges, sandplains, railway verges.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Beverley, Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Coorow, Corrigin, Cranbrook, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Irwin, Jerramungup, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Manjimup, Merredin, Moora, Narembeen, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Wickepin, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, York.
Shrubs, 0.30-1.5 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 10-50 mm mm long, 1-2 mm mm wide, hairy, on the adaxial or abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins recurved or revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming a single groove. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, white, cream or grey; pedicels 3-5 mm long. Perianth 2-3 mm long; tepals some joined and some free after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy; ovary hairy, stipitate, the stipe 0.5-1 mm long; pistil 4-6.5 mm long, white or cream, pollen presenter lateral, style hairy. Follicles hairy, not viscid, dehiscent, 8-12 mm long. Flowers in July, August, September, October or November. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).
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