Spreading shrub, 0.5-2(-3) m high. Fl. pink-purple, Sep to Dec or Jan to Mar. Alluvium, granitic or lateritic soils. Swampy areas, along creeks, sandplains.
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.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Cranbrook, Denmark, Harvey, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Perth, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Wandering, Waroona.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 25-110 mm long, 4-30 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 5-14 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 3.5-5.5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 4-6 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or purple, 5-9.5 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.5-1.2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.8-3 mm long; anthers 2.2-3 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 1.5-2.2 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time January, February, March, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Warren or Esperance.
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