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Gastrolobium ebracteolatum G.Chandler & Crisp

Austral.Syst.Bot. 15:677 (2002)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Slender, erect shrub, to 4 m high. Fl. yellow/purple/red, Oct to Dec. Loam or sandy loam. Riverine areas, swampy woodlands.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 11 February 2004

Scientific Description

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems angular, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 45-120 mm long, 2.5-10 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with recurved margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves, 4-6 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 4-4.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 8.5-10 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 13-16.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or purple, with some yellow, red or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 11-16 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 10-12.5 mm long, auriculate, keel 11.5-15 mm long, not beaked, auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 1.3-1.8 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 9.2-11.5 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, hairy or glandular; style 12.4-13 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 13-15 mm long, 5-5.5 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, hairy, with simple hairs, not beaked. Flowers in October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Warren and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 24 October 2023


IBRA Regions
Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Dandaragan Plateau, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Bunbury, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Chittering, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Kwinana, Manjimup, Melville, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Northampton, Perth, Plantagenet, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, York.