Erect, open shrub. Grey-white or brown sand, red-brown sandy clay, black, brown & red sandy loam, guano, granite, limestone. Rocky islands, stony plains, flat valley floors, road verges.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Mardabilla, Perth, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: Abrolhos Islands, Central West Coast, Eucla, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Shark Bay, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cockburn, Coorow, Dandaragan, Esperance, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Manjimup, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Shark Bay, Wanneroo.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 35-150 mm long, 25-70 mm wide, not lobed or irregularly lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins crenate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 7-14 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 4-7 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx green, 6-12 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present, Terminal appendages absent. Corolla white, pink or purple, 13-25 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 0.5-1.2 mm long; anthers 0.4-0.6 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); styles several, free and separate, arising from the summit of the ovary, 6.5-10 mm long, with five style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Fruits dehiscent (capsules and follicles), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; apex distinctly flat-topped; calyx persistent to mature fruit; carpels 10; seeds per loculus 1. Flowering time July, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren or Esperance.
FloraBase is produced by the staff of the Western Australian Herbarium, Biodiversity and Conservation Science, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Publication or other use of content on this site is unauthorised unless that use conforms with the copyright statement.
Western Australian Herbarium (1998–). FloraBase—the Western Australian Flora. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/