Fl. South Australia 2: 658 (1986) APNI
Variable shrub to 60 cm tall, branches short, often spine-tipped; stems with hairs usually short, curved, often rusty. Leaves opposite, alternate or in irregular whorls of 3 or more, narrow-linear, 3–10 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, upper surface becoming glabrous, lower surface with scattered long hairs; margins revolute; petiole c. 1 mm long. Flowers 1 or 2 in upper axils, forming a leafy raceme; pedicels 2–3 mm long, sparsely hairy; bracts c. 1 mm long; calyx 3–4 mm long, villous, teeth acute; petals 5–10 mm long; standard yellow and red; keel crimson to purple. Pod ovoid, 4–6 mm long, turgid, villous; seeds 2, c. 2.5 mm long, black, reticulate. Flowers Aug.–Nov.
LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Apparently confined to the far north-west of Victoria where found in mallee communities on deep sandy soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|