Gastrolobium leakeanum J.Drumm.
Hooker's J.Bot.Kew Gard.Misc. 1:247 (1849)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 11 February 2004

Erect shrub, to 2 m high. Fl. red/orange-yellow, Sep. Skeletal sandy soils. Mountain peaks.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.

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

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, continuous with stem, 25-60 mm long, 15-28 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 7(-9) mm long, without glands. Pedicel present, 5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 9.5-10 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 16-17 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 12.5-16 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 15.5-16 mm long, not auriculate, keel 15-16 mm long, auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 14.2-17 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 14-15 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), NaN (?) mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in July, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee and Esperance IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).