Gastrolobium subcordatum (Benth.) G.Chandler & Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 15:696 (2002)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 11 February 2004

Bushy, erect, spreading shrub, to 1.5 m high. Fl. red-purple, Sep to Oct. Sandy soils, granite. Mountain sites.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Plantagenet.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 6 October 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, continuous with stem, 15-40 mm long, 15-35 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. Pedicel present, 4 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 7-7.5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-14 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red or purple, with some red or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws absent; standard 8-12 mm long, glabrous, auriculate, wings 10-13 mm long, auriculate, keel 10-13 mm long, not beaked, 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), 8-14 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 9-12 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).