Gompholobium glabratum Sieber ex DC.

Dainty Wedge-pea

Prodr. 2: 106 (1825) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Decumbent or ascending shrub, to c. 40 cm tall; stems slender, often sparsely hairy, densely tuberculate. Leaves pinnate, petiolate; leaflets 5–7, linear to narrow-oblanceolate, 3–15 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, shortly petiolulate, more or less glabrous, margins revolute or recurved; stipules absent. Flowers 8–10 mm long, in short, terminal, few-flowered heads; pedicel to c. 10 mm long, often shorter than calyx. Calyx to c. 8 mm long, black, glabrous outside, tuberculate, lobes valvate, triangular-lanceolate, acute, not ridged at edges, inside margins tomentose; petals bright yellow or greenish-yellow, outer surface with grey markings; keel black towards apex, not ciliate; ovules 8–10. Pod obliquely obovoid or broad-obloid, 8–10 mm long, c. 6 mm wide, turgid, glabrous, stipitate; seeds numerous, reniform, c. 1 mm long, light brown. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

EGL, EGU, HFE. Also NSW. Very rare in Victoria where known only from the upper Genoa River and the upper Cann River Valley. Found in dry sclerophyll forest and heathland, often on sandy soils.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Fabaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Gompholobium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Gompholobium glabratum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Gompholobium glabratum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory