Erect shrub, (0.2-)0.5-2(-3) m high. Fl. yellow/orange & red/brown, Aug to Dec. Sandy soils. Usually in winter-wet depressions.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Boddington, Busselton, Canning, Chittering, Cockburn, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gosnells, Harvey, Kwinana, Manjimup, Melville, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Wanneroo.
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, 8-25 mm long, 3-9 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel absent (flowers sessile). Bracteoles present and persistent. Calyx 7.5-9 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 12.5-15 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or brown, with some yellow, red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 11.5-13.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 10-11.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 10-10.5 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), 7-9.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 7-11 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 August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.
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