Erect or straggling shrub, 0.2-0.7 m high. Fl. yellow/orange & red/brown, Jul to Oct. Sand, sandy clay, lateritic gravel. Sandplains.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Mann-Musgrave Block, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Moora, Morawa, Narembeen, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Westonia, Wiluna, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.
Erect or prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 10-70 mm long, 2-15 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, 2.5-4 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 4.5-5 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or brown, with some yellow, red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 6.5-8 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.5-6 mm long, auriculate, keel 5.5-6 mm long, beaked, auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5-5.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 5.4-6 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 8-9 mm long, 6-9 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Little Sandy Desert, Central Ranges, Yalgoo, Murchison, Great Victorian Desert, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA regions.
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