Australian Native Plants

  Gastrolobium minus (Broad-leaved Brachysema)


Gastrolobium minus photo
Gastrolobium minus (cultivated, labelled as Brachysema minor) Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Gastrolobium minus in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Broad-leaved Brachysema

Description
The Broad-leaved Brachysema is a prostrate shrub and a member of the Pea family (Fabaceae). It has oval leaves that are dark green above and paler and silky below. The plant produces orange red flowers with yellow markings between July and October.

Height
0.2m

Spread
1m - 3m

Habitat
open Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest

Distribution
south-west of Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Genus:Gastrolobium
Species:minus
Common Name:Broad-leaved Brachysema


Relatives in same Genus
  Gastrolobium melanopetalum
  Gastrolobium praemorsum 'Bronze Butterfly'