Gastrolobium hians G.Chandler & Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 15:658 (2002)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 9 December 2003

Erect shrub (more or less glaucous), to 1.7 m high. Fl. orange&yellow&purple, Sep. Sandy loam or clay soils. Sandplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems angular, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, continuous with stem, 35-60 mm long, 3-10 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins or flat with recurved margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 2-3.5 mm long, without glands. Pedicel present, 2.5-4.2 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 4.5-5.5 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, ribbed; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9.5-11 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red, orange or purple, with some red, orange or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8.5-10 mm long, glabrous, auriculate, wings 7.5-8 mm long, auriculate, keel 6.8-8.5 mm long, 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), 4.5-6.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 6.5-7 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 8-9 mm long, 4-4.5 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in September. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Coolgardie IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).