Erect open shrub, 0.4-1.8 m high. Fl. yellow/orange & red/pink, Jul to Nov. Sandy soils over laterite or limestone. Plains, hills, winter-wet flats.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Bayswater, Belmont, Boddington, Bunbury, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Carnamah, Chittering, Cockburn, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Kalamunda, Melville, Mundaring, Murray, Northam, Perth, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Stirling, Swan, Victoria Park, Wandering, Wanneroo, Waroona.
Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 5-50 mm long, 1-7 mm wide, glabrous, terete or flat with flat margins; margins entire or lobed; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 1.5-3.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 2.5-3.5 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.5-8 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, pink, red or orange, with some yellow, pink, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7-7.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5-5.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6.2-7 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5-0.6 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5.8-6.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 7.3-7.8 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 15-17 mm long, 8-10 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 South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.
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