Thomasia formosa Paust
Nuytsia 1:351 (1974)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Erect, compact shrub, to 0.7 m high. Fl. pink-blue-purple, Sep to Oct. Laterite.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Three Springs.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 15-45 mm long, 4-10 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 10-12 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 6-10 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 7-9 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, blue or purple, 8-10 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 1-2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 2-2.5 mm long; anthers 3.5-4.5 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 4-4.6 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Geraldton Sandplains or Avon Wheatbelt. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).