in T.Mitch., Three Exped. Australia 2: 249 (1838) APNI
Erect shrub, to 0.6 m tall; stems pubescent to almost glabrous. Leaves linear to filiform, 3–13 mm long, c. 0.6 mm wide, fairly crowded, smooth or minutely tuberculate, with stiff spreading hairs, rarely almost glabrous, obtuse to acute, minutely mucronate, tip incurved; petiole to 1 mm long. Flowers 2–9 in terminal (rarely axillary) corymbose clusters, usually long pedunculate; peduncle to 4 cm long; pedicel 0.5–3 mm long. Calyx 5–8 mm long, with spreading hairs or sometimes virtually glabrous except for a few fine hairs on the lobes; standard 7–12 mm long, notched, orange and red; wings shortest, spathulate, red to crimson; keel acuminate, beaked, usually protruding from wings, red to crimson. Pod ovoid or globular, c. 4 mm long, c. 3.5 mm wide, sessile, villous, slightly exceeding calyx; seed usually 1 Flowers Sep.–Nov.
CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, OtP, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Widespread across western Victoria where often found in dry inland areas under woodland, open-forest and mallee scrub.
Plants from the far north-west of Victoria are often almost glabrous.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|