Gompholobium karijini Chappill
Austral.Syst.Bot. 21(2):122, Fig. 35 (2008)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester, Fortescue, Hamersley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, East Pilbara.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, continuous with stem, 20-30 mm long, glabrous, flat with flat margins or flat with recurved margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, leaflets 15-17, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 3-5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles present and persistent. Calyx 8-8.5 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9-10.3 mm long, uniformly coloured, yellow; claws present; standard 9-10 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 8-9 mm long, not auriculate, keel 9-10 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 1.2-1.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 7.5-9.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 11-12 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, not beaked. Flowers in August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean Botanical Province, in the Pilbara IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).