Gastrolobium bracteolosum (F.Muell.) G.Chandler & Crisp
Austral.Syst.Bot. 15:695 (2002)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 11 February 2004

Prostrate or straggling shrub, to 1 m high. Fl. yellow-green/orange-red-brown, Jul to Nov. Sand or clay. Broad dunes, moist sites.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest.

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

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

Twining or climbing plants, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 50-120 mm long, 7-15 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 7-16 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles present but early deciduous, 6-7.5 mm long, hairy. Calyx 15-18 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 25-28 mm long, multicoloured, mostly red, orange or brown, with some red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws absent; standard 23-25 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 20-22 mm long, not auriculate, keel 22-26 mm long, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 1.1-1.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 18-24 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 21-24 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, not beaked. Flowers in July, August, September, October and November. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Esperance IBRA regions.