Gompholobium polymorphum R.Br.
W.T.Aiton, Hort.Kew. Ed.2,3:11 (1811)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 18 June 1996

Bushy straggling or twining shrub or climber, 0.05-0.6(-1.2) m high. Fl. yellow/orange/red, Sep to Dec or Jan. Lateritic or granitic soils.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Broomehill-Tambellup, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Cranbrook, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Harvey, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Perth, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Toodyay, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling, York.

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

Twining or climbing plants, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 8-30 mm long, 0.6-3.2 mm wide, hairy or glabrous, with simple hairs, strongly recurved, appearing terete but with one or two grooves below; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 1.8-3 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 10-19 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles present and persistent, 2-4.5 mm long, glabrous, not striate. Calyx 8-11 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 13-18 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 10-18 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 10-11.5 mm long, not auriculate, keel 9-10.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 1-1.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 8.5-11 mm long. Ovary glabrous; style 10-11 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 8 mm long, 8 mm wide, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in January, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.