Spreading shrub, 0.2-0.7(-1) m high. Fl. pink-blue-purple/red/white, Mar to May or Jul to Oct. Red sand. Sand dunes.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.
IBRA Regions: Central Ranges, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Carnegie, Central, Chichester, Dune Field, Fortescue, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, McLarty, Rudall, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Meekatharra, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wiluna.
Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 20-60 mm long, 8-20 mm wide, Indumentum hairy, with dense, stellate, dendritic hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 1-1.4 mm long, hairy, with dendritic hairs. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 1-2 mm long, hairy, with dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes absent. Corolla pink or purple, 4-6 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, dendritic hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 2-2.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 3-4.5 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.3-0.4 mm wide. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 2-3 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Central Ranges (CR), Gascoyne (GAS), Gibson Desert (GD), Great Sandy Desert (GSD) and Little Sandy Desert(LSD) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province.
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