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Commersonia cygnorum Steud.
Pl.Preiss. 1:237 (1845)

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

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Saturday 18 January 2020

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 15-70 mm long, 7-45 mm wide, tripartitely lobed or irregularly lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins crenate or sinuate; indumentum present, with non-tubercle-based simple hairs, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 10-30 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 5.5-6 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Calyx cream, 4-7 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla pink, 4-7 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.5-0.6 mm long; anthers 0.6-0.9 mm long. Staminodes present. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; styles several, free and separate, arising from the summit of the ovary, 0.5-0.8 mm long, with five style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Fruits dehiscent (capsules and follicles), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, hairs or scales present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, stellate hairs present; apex rounded; prickles present, abundantly covering the fruit; calyx persistent to mature fruit. Flowering time August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Warren or Esperance.