Carrick, Contr. Herb. Aust. 15:1 (1976).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Erect shrub to 2m high, possibly suckering, branchlets persistently more or less appressed-grey-tomentose obscuring a fine rib decurrent from each leaf base, leaves narrow-linear, 2.5-7 cm X 1-1.2 mm, with several fine longitudinal veins above, with 2 grooves between the recurved margin and midrib below, appressed-pubescent, tardily glabrescent, shortly mucronate.
Racemes axillary, pendent, 20-30-flowered; rhachis, pedicel and perianth externally appressed-pubescent, sparsely so on the perianth tube; rhachis 2-3 cm long; pedicel 2-3.5 mm long; torus oblique; perianth 5.5-7.5 mm long, red with a yellowish slightly curved limb, hirsute inside at the level of the ovary, sparsely pubescent above, splitting fully down one side only; gland horseshoe-shaped, prominent; pistil glabrous apart from scattered appressed hairs behind the pollen-presenter, rarely extending onto the style; gynophore almost as long as the style; style c. 4 mm long; pollen-presenter large, lateral, concave, truncate.
Fruit obliquely ellipsoid, 10-15 mm long, erect on the gynophore and long pedicel, with a persistent erect style, glabrous.
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Image source: fig. 71b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Shallow soil on hills.
Flowering time: June — Oct.
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