Erect or spreading, divaricately branched shrub, (0.15-)0.3-1(-1.5) m high, to 2 m wide. Fl. yellow/orange & red, Jul to Oct. Sand, often with lateritic gravel. Flats, sandplains.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Belmont, Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Kalamunda, Moora, Northampton, Swan, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo.
Erect or prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite or alternate, not continuous with stem, 4-20 mm long, 1.5-9 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, 2-4 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3.5-4 mm long, glabrous, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.2-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5.5-9 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.4-8 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5.6-8.2 mm long, beaked, not 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), 5.7-7 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 6.5-7 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 10-12 mm long, 9-10 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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