Gastrolobium linearifolium G.Chandler & Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 15:680 (2002)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 11 February 2004

Low, bushy, sometimes almost prostrate shrub, to 1 m high. Fl. yellow&orange&purple&red, Aug to Oct. Calcareous sand, sandstone. Coastal sandplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bayswater, Canning, Carnamah, Chittering, Claremont, Cockburn, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Goomalling, Gosnells, Melville, Murray, Perth, South Perth, Stirling, Swan, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo, York.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 4 September 2020

Twining or climbing plants, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, continuous with stem, 25-55 mm long, 3-7 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 5.4-6 mm long, without glands. Pedicel present, 6-8 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 7-10 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 11-14 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or purple, with some yellow, red, orange or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 10-13 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 8-12 mm long, not auriculate, keel 9-10 mm long, not beaked, auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 1-1.1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 8.2-12 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 13-14.5 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, hairy (?), not beaked. Flowers in August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.