Lysiosepalum involucratum (Turcz.) Druce
Rep.Bot.Exch.Club Brit.Isles 4:634 (1917)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 1 October 1996

Dense, compact or spreading shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. blue-purple/pink, Aug to Nov. Often on sandy & gravelly soils.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cranbrook, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kulin, Narembeen, Ravensthorpe, Westonia.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 10-40 mm long, 1.5-5 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 5.3-6.8 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 3.5-5.6 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, blue or purple, 7-13 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla 0.5-0.7 mm long, glabrous. Stamens six, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.8 mm long; anthers 3.5-4 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.6-4.3 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee or Esperance.