Lasiopetalum discolor Hook.
Companion Bot.Mag. 1:276 (1836)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 27 September 1996

Erect, slender or spreading or sprawling shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. pink-white, Aug to Dec or Jan to Feb. Sand. Coastal dunes, sandplains & limestone.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche.

IMCRA Regions: Eucla, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Dundas, Esperance, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 26-50 mm long, 10-25 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire or dentate; 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, 3-3.2 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or white, 6-6.5 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla 1.6-2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.8-1.2 mm long; anthers 2-2.2 mm long. Staminodes absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.4-3 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time January, February, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Mallee or Esperance.