Thomasia glabripetala S.J.Patrick
Nuytsia 9:119-121,Fig.1 (1993)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Open shrub, to 1.5 m high. Fl. pink-purple, Sep to Oct. Yellow/brown sand.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cunderdin, Northam, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 18-50 mm long, 7-25 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 7-10 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 4.2-6 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 7-10 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or purple, 8-14 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present, scales present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 1-2.2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 2-5 mm long; anthers 3.2-5.5 mm long. Staminodes present. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3-6.2 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt. Conservation Code Threatened (T).