Thomasia discolor Steud.
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:233-234 (1845)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Shrub, 0.45-2 m high. Fl. pink, Sep to Dec. Gravel, loam, sand often over granite. Moist places, hill slopes & tops.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 25-95 mm long, 24-40 mm wide, tripartitely lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins entire or crenate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 7-14 mm long. Perianth of one whorl only (the visible whorl is a calyx, sometimes petaloid) (by misinterpretation). Pedicel present, 5.5-7 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 4.5-6 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, 11-13 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla NaN (?) mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 3.5-4 mm long; anthers 2.4-2.8 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3-3.4 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Jarrah Forest or Esperance.