Lasiopetalum behrii F.Muell.
Defin.Austral.Pl. 3 (1855)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Thursday 9 October 1997

Erect shrub, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. pink-white, Aug to Oct. Stony or clay loam, sandy clay, sand. Granite or limestone hills, clay flats, lateritic rises.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Mardabilla.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 30-76 mm long, 6-15 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, 2-2.6 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 3.8-4.2 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or white, 6-9.3 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla 1-1.2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.3-1.8 mm long; anthers 1.6-2.2 mm long. Staminodes absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.4-2.5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Coolgardie.