Gastrolobium formosum (Lindl.) G.Chandler & Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 15:697 (2002)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 11 February 2004

Small, trailing shrub, to 1 m high. Fl. red, Nov. Clay loam. Along river banks or in swamps.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Manjimup, Nannup.

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

Erect or twining or climbing plants. Stems terete, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, continuous with stem, 10-60 mm long, 8-22 mm wide, hairy, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 4-6.5 mm long, without glands. Pedicel present, 2-2.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 12-20 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 15-20 mm long, uniformly coloured, red; claws absent; standard NaN (?) mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 11.2-11.6 mm long, not auriculate, keel 12.5-15.5 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.9-1 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 11-13 mm long. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest and Warren IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).