Lasiopetalum floribundum Benth. Free Flowering Lasiopetalum
Fl.Austral. 1:265-266 (1863)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 October 1996

Erect or spreading shrub, 0.3-3 m high. Fl. pink/blue-purple/pink-white, Aug to Dec or Jan to Feb. Variety of soils.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

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

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Chittering, Collie, Cranbrook, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Waroona.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 25-115 mm long, 15-80 mm wide, not lobed or tripartitely lobed, simply (once-)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, 2.8-6 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs, with gland-tipped hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 1.3-1.5 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs presentwith absent. Calyx pink, blue, purple or white, 3.3-5.3 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla 0-0.2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.3 mm long; anthers 1.2-1.5 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.5-3.2 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time January, February, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest or Warren.