PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Genus Gompholobium Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae

Description: Shrubs.

Leaves alternate, either simple, 3-foliolate, palmate or pinnate with the terminal leaflet sessile; leaflets usually narrow, margins entire; stipules small or absent.

Inflorescences terminal, or rarely axillary, racemes, sometimes reduced to 1 or 2 flowers; bracts usually small, lanceolate; bracteoles small, lanceolate or bristly, inserted ± below the base of the calyx or absent. Calyx tube ± short, the teeth lanceolate, ± equal, longer than tube. Petals shortly clawed; standard circular to reniform, larger than the other petals; wings oblong, ± falcate; keel obtuse, slightly broader than wings. Stamens free. Ovary glabrous, sessile or shortly stipitate; ovules 2–many; style incurved or filiform.

Pod turgid, ± globose to obliquely oblong; seeds without an aril.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: >30 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W., Vic., Tas., W.A. [includes Burtonia]

Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Leaves 3-foliolate2
Leaves pinnate, leaflets usually 5–25 (rarely a few 3-foliolate leaves near the base of the stem)9
2Keels conspicuously ciliate3
Keels glabrous or not conspicuously ciliate
                       Back to 1
4
3Leaflet margins usually flat or recurved, leaflets 2–6 mm wide; corolla 20–30 mm longGompholobium latifolium
Leaflet margins revolute, leaflets 0.5–1.5 mm wide; corolla 15–20 mm long
                       Back to 2
Gompholobium huegelii
4Leaflets mostly more than 12 mm long, if less then apex obtuse5
Leaflets mostly less than 12 mm long
                       Back to 2
7
5Apex of leaflets acute with a sharp point; flowers 15–25 mm longGompholobium grandiflorum
Apex of leaflets obtuse or blunt (truncate); flowers 12–20 mm long
                       Back to 4
6
6Stems smoothGompholobium virgatum
Stems tuberculate between ribs
                       Back to 5
Gompholobium aspalathoides
7Stems covered with short, spreading hairs, not tuberculate; buds ridged at junction of calyx teethGompholobium minus
Stems glabrous or sparsely hairy when young, more or less tuberculate; buds not ridged as above
                       Back to 4
8
8Flowers red to orange-red; stipules absent; leaflets 4–12 mm longGompholobium uncinatum
Flowers yellow or yellow-green; stipules minute but conspicuously recurved; leaflets 5–8 mm long
                       Back to 7
Gompholobium inconspicuum
9Leaflets cuneate, obovate or obcordate, apex obtuse, usually glaucous; flowers orange-redGompholobium foliolosum
Leaflets narrow-linear to elliptic, apex acute, not glaucous; flowers yellow or greenish yellow
                       Back to 1
10
10Leaflets 5–7, rachis condensed; stems densely tuberculateGompholobium glabratum
Leaflets 15–25, rachis not condensed; stems smooth
                       Back to 9
Gompholobium pinnatum

  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET