Spreading or sprawling shrub, 0.4-1 m high. Fl. yellow&orange & red, Sep or Dec or Jan to Feb. Sand, laterite.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Capel, Donnybrook-Balingup, Nannup.
Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete or flattened, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 50-180 mm long, 5-18 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, 4.5-7 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 5.5-7 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10.5-12 mm long, multicoloured, red, mostly yellow or orange, with some yellow or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 9.5-11 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7.5-11 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6.8-8 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), 5.5-6 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 10-10.5 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, beaked. Flowers in January, February and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).
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