Erect, spreading shrub, 0.5-3 m high, up to 3 m wide. Fl. red-pink-purple, Mar or May to Oct. White/grey/yellow or red sand, sandy clay, loam, laterite.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain.
IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Zuytdorp.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Morawa, Northampton.
Shrubs, 2-3 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 20-55 mm mm long, 1-2 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire; lobes 10-40 mm long, 0.5-2 mm wide, the margins flat or revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming a groove either side of the midvein. Inflorescences terminal, red or pink; pedicels 3-4 mm long. Perianth 7-9 mm long; tepals all free after flower opens, glabrous; ovary glabrous, stipitate, the stipe 2-3 mm long; pistil 20-25 mm long, red or pink, pollen presenter oblique, style glabrous. Follicles glabrous, not viscid, dehiscent, 10-13 mm long. Flowers in May, June, July, August or September. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Yalgoo (YAL), Geraldton Sandplains (GS) or Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA subregion(s).
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