Prodr. 586 (1810) APNI
Rigid, divaricate shrub to 2 m high, greyish when young; stems with simple or forked spines, glabrous or with branched scurfy hairs. Leaves sessile, often clustered, linear to obovate, 10–35 mm long, 1–6 mm wide, obtuse, glabrous or tomentose, margins entire. Flowers solitary in leaf-axils; peduncles slender, 5–20 mm long; bracteoles linear, 2–5 mm long, immediately below ovary. Sepals to c. 1 mm long; corolla 9–16 mm long, glabrous or scurfy outside, densely bearded inside, white or yellowish, sometimes with purple veins, wings to c. 1 mm wide, laciniate; indusium depressed-obovate, with scattered hairs above. Fruit ovoid to obovoid, 5–8 mm long, fleshy, glabrous, black or purplish. Flowers throughout the year.
LoM, MuM, RobP. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to the far north-west and rather rare, occurring in mallee, Black Box or Belah woodland on sandy or clay soils.
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