Advances in Legume Systematics 7: 281 (1995)
Procumbent or ascending rhizomatous shrub to 0.3 m tall; stems glabrescent. Leaves irregularly opposite or in whorls, ovate, 1–2.5 cm long, 6–18 mm wide, upper surface glabrescent, reticulate, shiny, lower surface sparsely hairy, margins undulate, apex acute, pungent-pointed; petiole to c. 3 mm long; stipules bristly, 2–5 mm long. Inflorescence a few-flowered, terminal or axillary raceme, often exserted beyond leaves; pedicels 4–10 mm long, silky; bracts narrow-lanceolate, bristly, 1–5 mm long; bracteoles narrow-lanceolate, bristly, about equal to calyx. Calyx 6–9 mm long, appressed-pubescent, teeth about equal to tube; corolla 10–14 mm long, orange with red markings; standard suborbicular, emarginate, orange with a reddish centre; wings orange; keel reddish; ovary stipitate, ovules 8. Pod obloid, 10–15 mm long, straight or curved, with several warty ridges, villous; seeds 2–8, c. 2 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
CVU, EGL, EGU, Gold, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also NSW. Scattered mainly across drier inland parts of Victoria in sclerophyll forests and woodlands.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|