Thomasia foliosa J.Gay
Mém.Mus.Hist.Nat. 7:454 (1821)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Multi-stemmed shrub, 0.2-1(-2) m high. Fl. white/pink-purple, May to Nov. Usually lateritic gravelly or granitic soils.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bruce Rock, Busselton, Cambridge, Chittering, Collie, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dandaragan, Denmark, Dowerin, Esperance, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Lake Grace, Manjimup, Mingenew, Mundaring, Murray, Narrogin, Northam, Perth, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 12 November 2016

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 10-45 mm long, 7-35 mm wide, not lobed or tripartitely lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins crenate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 3-10 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary or of one whorl only (the visible whorl is a calyx, sometimes petaloid) (by misinterpretation). Pedicel present, 2.5-3.7 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 2.8-3 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or white, 3.6-6 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, scales present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.8-1.3 mm long; anthers 1.2-2.5 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 4.2-6 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time May, June, July, August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren or Esperance.