Gastrolobium sp. East Peak (E.D. Middleton EDM 43)

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

Brief Description
Helen Coleman, Thursday 15 October 1998

Shrub, 3-4 m high. Grey sand over granite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Manjimup, Plantagenet.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 6 October 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, not continuous with stem, 10-37 mm long, 5-15 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 3-3.3 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 4.2-4.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-12 mm long; claws absent; standard 9-10.2 mm long, glabrous, auriculate, wings 9-9.2 mm long, auriculate, keel 9.5-9.6 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 8-9 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 10.5-11.7 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest and Warren IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).