Sprawling to ascending shrub, 0.2-0.6 m high, to 1.5 m wide. Fl. yellow/orange & red/brown-black, Jul to Oct. White or grey sand over laterite. Undulating plains, low hills.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Belmont, Boddington, Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Irwin, Northampton, Ravensthorpe, Swan, Three Springs, Wanneroo.
Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 18 mm long, 1.5-8 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, 6-7.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 4.5-6 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or brown, with some yellow, red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7.5-8.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6-6.5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5.5-7 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 7.3-7.5 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, beaked. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.
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