Prickly, ?lignotuberous shrub, 0.6-1.8 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Jun to Aug. Sand, loam, rocky or stony soil, gravel.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kojonup, Kulin, Narrogin, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wagin, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling.
Shrubs, 0.6-1.6 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 15-60 mm mm long, 1-1.5 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire. Inflorescences axillary, blue; pedicels 6-7 mm long. Perianth 4-5.5 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 8-10 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Follicles 22-25 mm long, 14-18 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 18-20 mm long (including wing), 6-8 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides. Flowers in June, July or August. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).
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