Gastrolobium latifolium (R.Br.) G.Chandler & Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 15:668 (2002)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 10 February 2004

Prostrate, trailing shrub, to 0.05 m high. Fl. yellow & red, Aug to Oct or Nov (rarely). White or grey sand with clay or gravel. Near watercourses or wet sites.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Cranbrook, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kojonup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

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

Twining or climbing plants. Stems terete, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 25-70 mm long, 10-40 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, 6-7 mm long, without glands. Pedicel present, (3.5-)4 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 11-14 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 35-40 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present, glabrous, auriculate, wings 25-28 mm long, auriculate, keel 30-40 mm long, auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 1.5-2 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 30-35 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 26-32 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 15-20 mm long, 6-7 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions.