Gastrolobium humile G.Chandler & Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 15:700 (2002)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 20 November 2007

Low shrub.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet.

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

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 5-15 mm long, 4-8.5 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins lobed; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 1-1.2 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 5-6 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8-9 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red or orange, with some red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws absent; standard 8-9 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.4-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 6-6.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-0.7 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short), 3.2-5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 6.5-7 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, bearded (with a tuft of hairs at apex), flattened at apex. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in September, October and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Threatened (T).