Gastrolobium stipulare Meisn.
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 2:218 (1848)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 11 February 2004

Erect, leafy shrub, to 0.5 m high. Fl. yellow&red&brown, Sep. Yellow-grey sand, gravelly clay loam, laterite. Slopes, ridges.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Brookton, Cuballing, Narrogin, Pingelly, Wagin, Williams.

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, not continuous with stem, 8.5-25 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, strongly recurved, appearing terete but with one or two grooves below; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 7-8 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 1.2-2 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 5.6-6 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9-11.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or brown, with some yellow, red or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws absent; standard 8.7-10.5 mm long, glabrous, auriculate, wings 7-9.8 mm long, auriculate, keel 9.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.6-0.7 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4-6.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 7-7.5 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. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).