Spreading shrub, 0.3-1 m high, to 2 m wide. Fl. pink-purple, Sep to Oct. Black sand. Seasonally wet areas, granite outcrops.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.
IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.
IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 15-34 mm long, 3-8 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 4-5 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 2.5-3.5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 4.2-5 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or purple, 5-7 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.5-1 mm long; anthers 1.8-2 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Esperance. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).
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