Lasiopetalum rotundifolium Paust
Nuytsia 1:356, Fig. 6 (1974)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 October 1996

Erect shrub, to 0.4 m high. Fl. pink. Gravelly clayey sand. Hill.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Brookton, Narrogin, Pingelly, Victoria Plains.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 10-36 mm long, 9-30 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs, Sessile glands present; 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, 2.6-3 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs, with gland-tipped hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 6-10 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present, gland-tipped hairs gland tipped hairs. Calyx pink, 4-8 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, 0.3-0.4 mm long; anthers 2-2.2 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3.5-4.2 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt or Jarrah Forest. Conservation Code Threatened (T).