in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 543 (1845) APNI
Erect or straggling shrub to 3 m high, up to 4 m across. Leaves pinnatisect, 1.5–6 cm long, 1–6.5 cm wide; lobes 2–11, linear, usually opposite, rigid, 0.5–4 cm long, 0.7–2.2 mm wide; margin revolute, usually obscuring the lower lamina except for the midvein. Conflorescences terminal (often on subterminal branchlets) and axillary, or cauline, erect, usually simple; unit conflorescence a loose cluster; ultimate rachises 0.5–1.5(–4) cm long, subsericeous to tomentose; perianth narrow, nearly straight, red or rich pink, outer surface subsericeous, inner surface glabrous or occasionally with a few hairs in the throat; pistil 19–29 mm long, glabrous, reflexed at the ovary through 45°–70°, ovary stipitate (stipe 7–14 mm long), style red with green or yellow tip, pollen-presenter oblique. Fruits glabrous. Flowers Aug.–Mar.
Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP. Also WA, SA, NSW. Grows in mallee scrub or woodland, in sandy to clayey soils (often lateritic or calcareous) north and west of c. Charlton, but rare.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|