Much-branched shrub, 0.4-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow/orange & brown/red, Aug to Sep. Lateritic gravelly soils.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Brookton, Busselton, Chittering, Dardanup, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Nannup, Narrogin, Swan, Wandering, York.
Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 5.5-9.5 mm long, 4-6.5 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 2-2.7 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles 1.5-2.4 mm long, hairy or glabrous. Calyx 4.5-6.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy or glabrous, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 12-15 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or brown, with some yellow, red or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 12-14 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 10-12 mm long, not auriculate, keel 10-11.5 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; filaments united in an open sheath. Ovary stipitate or sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 7 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 9-12 mm long, 8-9 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.
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