Divaricate shrub, 0.5-0.9 m high. Fl. orange & red, Jul. Sandy, often gravelly soils.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coorow, Dalwallinu, Moora.
Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, alternate, not continuous with stem, 4-5 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 1-1.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2-3 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7-8 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red or orange, with some red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6.5-7 mm long, glabrous, wings 5-6.2 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5-5.5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.2-0.3 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5-6 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 6-6.5 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 9-11 mm long, 7-10 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in July. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).
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