Lasiopetalum glabratum Paust
Nuytsia 1:359, Fig. 8 (1974)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 October 1996

Erect shrub, to 0.5 m high. Fl. pink/purple, May to Jun or Oct to Dec. Laterite.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Beverley, Boddington, Brookton, Kalamunda, Melville, Mundaring, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Wandering, York.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 12-25 mm long, 11-20 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, 3-4 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 1-1.5 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or purple, 4.8 mm long, stellate hairs present. Corolla 0.6-1 mm long, hairs or scales present or glabrous, stellate hairs present. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0-0.1 mm long; anthers 1.5-1.7 mm long. Staminodes absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3.8-4 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time May, June, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt or Jarrah Forest.