Decumbent or erect, slender shrub, 0.3-1.2 m high. Fl. red & yellow/orange, Aug to Dec. Sandy soils. Winter-wet depressions.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Gingin, Harvey, Mandurah, Murray, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth.
Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 6-10 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, strongly recurved, appearing terete but with one or two grooves below; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 3.2-3.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous, 3-4.2 mm long, hairy. Calyx 7.5-8.5 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 11-14 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 9.5-12.5 mm long, glabrous, wings 8.5-10 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7-7.5 mm long, not beaked, 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), 3-6 mm long. Ovary hairy or glandular; style 2.5-2.7 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).
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