Gompholobium cyaninum Chappill

Austral.Syst.Bot. 21:90-91, Fig. 14 (2008)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect to straggling shrub, 0.07-0.6 m high. Fl. blue/purple/red, Sep to Dec. Dry sandy to gravelly soils, laterite. Sandy plains, slopes & valleys, ridges.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 25 November 2004

Scientific Description

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, opposite, not continuous with stem, 15-40 mm long, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, leaflets 15(-19), pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 4-6 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, 2.8(-3) mm long, hairy, not striate. Calyx 7.6-10.4 mm long, not accrescent, hairy or glabrous, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-12.6 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red, purple or blue, with some red, purple or blue spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 10-12 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7.6-9 mm long, not auriculate, keel 8-9 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-1.1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4.6-9 mm long. Ovary glabrous; style 6.5-7 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 4 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Busselton, Capel, Cranbrook, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Lake Grace, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Wandering, West Arthur, Williams, York.