Erect, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub, 0.15-0.6 m high. Fl. pink, Aug to Nov. Sand, laterite, loam, clay.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Jerramungup, Kent, Ravensthorpe.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 2-10 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 1.7-3 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 5.2-6 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 2.2-3 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, 7-9 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.9-1 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.2-2 mm long; anthers 2-2.7 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2-3 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Mallee or Esperance.
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