Gastrolobium glabratum G.Chandler & Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 15:649-650 (2002)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 27 October 2003

Weak, decumbent, often clumped shrub, to 0.8 m high. Fl. orange&purple&yellow&red, Aug to Oct. Heavy clay and loam soils. Undulating plains.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Broomehill-Tambellup, Kojonup, Manjimup, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, York.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems angular, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, continuous with stem, 5-46 mm long, 10-27 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 5.5-7.5 mm long, without glands. Pedicel present, 0.5-2.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 5.2-7.5 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7.5-9.2 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7.5-9 mm long, glabrous, auriculate, wings 5.2-8.7 mm long, auriculate, keel 5.5-9 mm long, auriculate. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5-0.7 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4.5-8.7 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 6.2-9 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest IBRA regions.