Erect to spreading annual, herb, 0.3-1 m high, leaves lanceolate-elliptic, 15-60 mm long, 4-13 mm wide; spike green, ovoid-cylindrical, nodding, 30-80 mm long, 35-53 mm wide; bract 7.5-10.5 mm long; bracteole 6.6-10 mm long; tepals 18-23 mm long; 5 fertile stamens; ovary glabrous; style, slightly sigmoid, 11.6-18 mm long, centrally fixed to ovary. Fl. green-cream-white, Mar to Nov. Sand, stony clay, laterite. Rocky hills, limestone ridges, undulating plains.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.
IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Tanami.
IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Cape Range, Carnegie, Central, Chichester, Dune Field, Fortescue, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pindanland, Roebourne, Rudall, South Kimberley Interzone, Tanami P1, Trainor.
IMCRA Regions: Ningaloo.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Halls Creek, Karratha, Laverton, Meekatharra, Ngaanyatjarraku, Port Hedland, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna.
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