Bushy shrub, 0.2-0.5 m high. Fl. yellow & red, Aug to Dec. Grey sand, sandy clay.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coorow, Dandaragan, Moora.
Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 15-30 mm long, 5-10 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins lobed; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 1-1.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 5-9 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 14-16 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 14-16 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 9-10.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-8.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 8.5-9.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.7-0.9 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 6-9 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 9-11 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate or sessile or subsessile, 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 Geraldton Sandplains and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).
FloraBase is produced by the staff of the Western Australian Herbarium, Biodiversity and Conservation Science, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Publication or other use of content on this site is unauthorised unless that use conforms with the copyright statement.
Western Australian Herbarium (1998–). FloraBase—the Western Australian Flora. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/