Gastrolobium ilicifolium Meisn.
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:67 (1844)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 11 February 2004

Erect, shrub, to 4 m high. Fl. yellow & red, Aug to Oct. Sand, sandy loam & laterite clay, granite. Slopes, ridges, breakaways.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Chittering, Coorow, Dandaragan, Moora, Northam, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, York.

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

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, opposite, continuous with stem, 15-50 mm long, 10-30 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins lobed or dentate; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 5.5-10 mm long, without glands. Pedicel present, 3.5-6 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 5.5-7 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 10-13 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 10.5-12 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 9-10.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 9.2-10.2 mm long, auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-0.8 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 5.6-7.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 8.2-9 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 August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.