Lasiopetalum compactum Paust
Nuytsia 1:362-366 (1974)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 27 September 1996

Erect shrub, 0.2-1(-2) m high. Fl. white/white & pink/white & red, Jul to Oct. Gravelly soils, clay. Rocky hillsides, amongst granite rocks, gullies, lateritic ridges.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 2 August 2019

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 22-55 mm long, 7-12 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, 0.5-1 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or white, 5.5-7 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla 0.8-1.2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.5-2.4 mm long; anthers 2.8-3 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 1.6-2.2 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Mallee or Esperance.