Heart leaf poison Gastrolobium grandiflorum, copyright Arthur Chapman.

Belongs within: Mirbelieae.

Gastrolobium is an Australian genus of leguminous shrubs, some of which are highly toxic.

Characters (from Electronic Flora of South Australia): Shrubs; leaves on very short petioles, verticillate or opposite, simple, entire, usually rigid; stipules mostly setaceous. Flowers terminal or axillary, yellow; bracts usually deciduous; calyx five-lobed, the upper two lobes usually broader and united higher up; petals clawed; standard orbicular or reniform, emarginate, longer than the wings and keel; stamens free; ovary stipitate or sessile, with two ovules; style incurved, filiform. Pod ovoid or nearly globular, turgid, coriaceous.

    |--G. bilobumM09
    |--G. calycinumRL05
    |--G. crenulatumM09
    |--G. floribundumG04
    |--G. grandiflorumMLP09
    |--G. leakeanumM09
    |--G. melanocarpumG04
    |--G. microcarpumB00
    |--G. nutansG04
    |--G. parviflorumOS04
    |--G. punctatumCP13
    |--G. spinosumG04
    |--G. stowardiiOS04
    |--G. subcordatumML12
    |--G. tetragonophyllumM09
    |--G. trilobumRL05
    `--G. velutinumD84

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B00] Braby, M. F. 2000. Butterflies of Australia: their identification, biology and distribution vol. 2. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood (Victoria).

[CP13] Cardoso, D., R. T. Pennington, L. P. de Queiroz, J. S. Boatwright, B.-E. Van Wyk, M. F. Wojciechowski & M. Lavin. 2013. Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes. South African Journal of Botany 89: 58–75.

[D84] Dell, B. 1984. Rafflesiaceae. In: George, A. S. (eds) Flora of Australia vol. 22. Rhizophorales to Celastrales pp. 147–150. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.

[G04] Gibson, N. 2004. Flora and vegetation of the Eastern Goldfields Ranges: part 7. Middle and South Ironcap, Digger Rock and Hatter Hill. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (2): 49–62.

[MLP09] McKenzie, N. L., S. van Leeuwen & A. M. Pinder. 2009. Introduction to the Pilbara Biodiversity Survey, 2002–2007. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 78 (1): 3–89.

[M09] Moir, M. L. 2009. Two new species of the lacebug genus Radinacantha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae) from Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25 (3): 269–275.

[ML12] Moir, M. L., & B. Lis. 2012. Description of three new species of Ceratocader (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae) from Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 27 (2): 148–155.

[OS04] Obbens, F. J., & L. W. Sage. 2004. Vegetation and flora of a diverse upland remnant of the Western Australian wheatbelt (Nature Reserve A21064). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (1): 19–28.

[RL05] Rafferty, C., & B. B. Lamont. 2005. Selective feeding by macropods on vegetation regenerating following fire. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 88 (4): 155–165.

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