Lasiopetalum cardiophyllum Paust
Nuytsia 1:356-359 (1974)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 27 September 1996

Erect, multi-stemmed shrub, 0.2-0.5 m high. Fl. pink, Aug to Dec or Jan. Lateritic gravelly soils, sandy clay. Flats, hillslopes.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Boddington, Collie, Cranbrook, Wagin, Wandering, West Arthur, Williams.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 15-55 mm long, 10-35 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs, with gland-tipped hairswith absent; 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, 5.5-7 mm long; indumentum present, with gland-tipped hairs, with absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, 4.3-6 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, gland-tipped hairs present, absent. Corolla 0.2-0.3 mm long, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.1-0.2 mm long; anthers 1.2-2 mm long. Staminodes absent. 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, hairy for most of length. Flowering time January, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt or Jarrah Forest. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).