Lasiopetalum monticola Paust
Nuytsia 1:362,Figs 9,12 (1974)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 October 1996

Erect slender or straggling shrub, 0.45-1.5 m high. Fl. white-cream-pink, Aug to Oct. Rocky soils. Steep slopes, gullies.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Wednesday 21 August 2019

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 25-65 mm long, 5-20 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules apparently absent, even from youngest leaves. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 4-5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 9.4-11 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs presentwith absent. Calyx pink, cream or white, 5.5-9.2 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, Terminal appendages absent. Corolla 0.8-1 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 2.3-2.5 mm long; anthers 2.8-3.2 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3.4-4 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Mallee or Esperance. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).