Lasiopetalum lineare Paust
Nuytsia 1:353-356 (1974)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 October 1996

Erect, multi-stemmed shrub, 0.2-0.4 m high. Fl. pink-blue-purple, Aug to Nov. White/grey sand. Lateritic breakaways, rises, sandplains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Chittering, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Moora, Wanneroo.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 30-80 mm long, 2-3 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, 1-4 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 6.5 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, blue or purple, 7.6 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla 0.4-1 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.9-1.5 mm long; anthers 1.5-2.2 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3.6-4.2 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Geraldton Sandplains or Swan Coastal Plain.