Thomasia sp. Green Hill (S. Paust 1322)

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

Multi-stemmed shrub. Fl. blue-purple, Oct. Rocky rise.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Victoria Plains.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 7-15 mm long, 4-5 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 3-6 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 6-9 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 2.4-5.5 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx blue or purple, 5-7 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.6-1 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1-1.5 mm long; anthers 2.8-3 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 4-4.5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt or Jarrah Forest. Conservation Code Threatened (T).