Lasiopetalum fitzgibbonii F.Muell.
S.Sci.Rec. 2:72 (1882)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 October 1996

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. blue-purple-pink, Sep to Nov. Sand, clay loam, lateritic soils. Undulating plains, hills.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Coolgardie, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Pingelly, Ravensthorpe, Westonia.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 7-18 mm long, 1-2 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, 4-8 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs, with gland-tipped hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 1.2-2 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present, gland-tipped hairs gland tipped hairs. Calyx pink or blue, 4.5-9.5 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.4-1 mm long; anthers NaN (?) mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3.2-4.5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee or Esperance. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).