Glycosmis trifoliata (Blume) Spreng.

Syst.Veg. 4:162 (1827)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Shrub or tree, 1-5 m high. Fl. white/cream-yellow, Feb to Aug. Sandstone or basalt soils, sand. Gorges, screes, foreshore dunes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 August 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, glabrous. Leaves alternate, compound, 60-150 mm long, with 1-3 leaflets, each 45-125 mm long, 20-60 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers pedicels 0.5-1 mm long; calyx present, 0.6-1 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, glabrous except for a ciliate marginal fringe, the hairs stellate (star-shaped); corolla yellow or white or cream, 4-4.5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens twice as many as petals, 2-3 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in February, March, April, May, June, July and August. Occurs in the Northern Botanical Province, in the North Kimberley and Dampierland IBRA region(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 8 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Dampierland, Northern Kimberley.
IBRA Subregions
Berkeley, Mitchell, Pindanland.
IMCRA Regions
Anson Beagle, Kimberley.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.