The species was first published in 1876 by Ferdinand von Mueller, based on specimens collected at Queen Victoria Spring by Jess Young during the Giles expedition of May 1875. The specific name honours Young.
Distribution and habitat
It has a fairly wide distribution, occurring throughout arid and semi-arid areas of Western Australia and South Australia. It is commonly found in the Great Victoria Desert ecosystem. The relief is generally gentle slopes. It grows in red sands and sandy loams.
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