Open, upright shrub, 0.15-0.5 m high. Fl. yellow/orange & red/pink-purple, Sep to Oct. Laterite.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Dardanup, Nannup, Plantagenet.
Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 4.5-11 mm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, hairy or glabrous, with simple hairs, strongly recurved, appearing terete but with one or two grooves below; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 1.5-2.6 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present. Bracteoles present and persistent, 4-5.5 mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 7(-9) mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 14.5-18.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly pink, red or purple, with some pink, red or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 14-18 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9.5-11 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7.5-8.6 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5-0.7 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4-7.3 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 5.5-6 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.
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