Prostrate, creeping or ascending shrub. Fl. white/pink, Jan to Aug. Sandy soils, basalt, sandstone.
Herb or shrub, with glabrous stems. Leaves 25-100 mm long, 25-60 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairy, with stellate hairswith scales absent, Sessile glands absent; stipules present and persistent to older leaves or present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 8-24 mm long; indumentum present, with simple hairs, with stellate hairs present, with scales absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 7-10 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, stellate hairs presentwith scales absent, Sessile glands absent. Calyx green, 15-20 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, Sessile glands absent, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, stellate hairs present, scales absent, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Corolla white or pink, 37-65 mm long, glabrous, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs present, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales absent. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 4-4.5 mm long; anthers 2-2.5 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, simple hairs present, stellate hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 20-26 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Fruits dehiscent (capsules and follicles), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, hairs and scales absent, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs absent, Sessile glands present, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales absent; apex rounded; prickles absent (except perhaps a terminal awn); terminal awns or spines absent; calyx persistent to mature fruit, not accrescent; seeds per loculus 2-4. Flowering time January, February, March, April, May, June, July or August. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley, Central Kimberley and Dampierland.
- IBRA Regions
- Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley.
- IBRA Subregions
- Mitchell, Pentecost, Pindanland.
- IMCRA Regions
- Local Government Areas (LGAs)
- Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.