Dendrolobium cheelii (C.A.Gardner) Pedley
Austrobaileya 5:221 (1999)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 7 June 1996

Erect, multi-stemmed shrub, 0.15-0.6 m high. Fl. white-pink-red-yellow-orange, Jul to Aug or Dec or Jan. Red clay, loam.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Northern Kimberley.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Pentecost.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Derby/west Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 December 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 25-65 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 4-7 mm long, without glands, ribbed. Pedicel present, 4-5.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent or present but early deciduous. Calyx 4-5.2 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 6-7.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, pink, red or orange, with some yellow, pink, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws absent; standard 6-7 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6-6.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5.5-6.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in a closed sheath, 4-6 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 5.5-6 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit indehiscent and splitting into sections (schizocarps), sessile or subsessile, constricted between the seeds, not beaked. Flowers in January, July, August and December. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the Northern Kimberley and Central Kimberley IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).