Ising, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 81:169 (1958).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Perennial herb 4-25 cm high, with a short thick rootstock; stems ascending to decumbent, terete, branched, reddish, pubescent; basal leaves forming a persistent ascending rosette, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, attenuate and petiole-like at the base, acute, 4-7 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, entire or slightly sinuate-dentate, densely glandular pubescent and with appressed non-glandular hairs; cauline leaves sessile, few, narrowly lanceolate to oblong, to 2.5 mm long, c. 3 mm wide.
Flowers solitary in axils of the basal leaves or in short terminal subumbellate racemes; bracts like cauline leaves; peduncles 1-3.5 cm long, pubescent, articulate immediately below the ovary; bracteoles absent; sepals lanceolate, 3-4 mm long, acute, pubescent, adnate to the ovary for up to half its length; corolla 14-16 mm long, yellow, pubescent outside, more or less villous inside, with a prominent pocket subequal to the ovary; posterior lobes with a short basal wing on the upper edge and a longer wider wing with an auricle on the lower edge; anterior lobes with broad equal wings; anthers c. 1 mm long; style 5-6 mm long, almost straight, densely villous; indusium depressed-obovate, c. 1.2 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, villous, with a slightly curved orifice beset with white bristles; ovary pubescent; dissepiment about half the length of the ovary.
Capsule globular, c. 5 mm diam., pubescent; valves entire; seeds flat, elliptic, c. 2.2 mm long, black, reticulate, with an obscure rim and a narrow opaque wing.
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Image source: fig. 631h in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Collected in scrub, and often on mounds of bare rubble.
S.Aust.: LE, GT.
Flowering time: Oct. — Jan.
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