Thomasia gardneri Paust Mt. Holland Thomasia
Nuytsia 1:353 (1974)

Conservation Code: Presumed Extinct Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extinct)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Erect, multi-stemmed shrub, to 0.5 m high. Fl. pink-purple, Sep.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Cross.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Yilgarn.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 10-20 mm long, 3-7 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves or 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. Pedicel present, 4-6 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 2-2.5 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum presentwith scales. Calyx pink or purple, 8-10 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, scales present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 1.5-2 mm long, hairs or scales present or glabrous, stellate hairs present. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.3-1.5 mm long; anthers 2.2-2.5 mm long. Staminodes present. Ovary hairs or scales present, simple hairs absent; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2-2.6 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time September. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Coolgardie. Conservation Code Presumed Extinct (X).