Lasiopetalum maxwellii F.Muell.
Fragm. 11:107 (1881)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 October 1996

Sprawling shrub, 0.25-0.6 m high. Fl. white-cream, Sep to Oct or Jan or Apr. Sandy soils. Granite slopes.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Recherche.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Esperance.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 30-80 mm long, 7-25 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, 1.2-3 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 2-3 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx cream or white, 5-6 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla 0.7-1.2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.5-0.7 mm long; anthers 1.4-2 mm long. Staminodes appendages absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 1.5-2 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time January, April, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Esperance. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).