Thomasia dielsii E.Pritz.
Bot.Jahrb.Syst. 35:376 (1904)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Erect spreading shrub, to 0.4 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Nov to Dec. Sandy or gravelly loam. Flats.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cranbrook, Manjimup, West Arthur, Williams.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 17-25 mm long, 6-7 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary (by misinterpretation). Pedicel present, 4-5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 3.5-6 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or purple, 9-9.5 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.3 mm long; anthers 2.5 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3.7 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt or Esperance. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).