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Thomasia laxiflora Benth.
Fl.Austral. 1:256 (1863)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Not Current
Photo of Thomasia laxiflora Benth.

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Shrub, 0.25-0.45 m high. Fl. pink-purple, Oct to Nov. Gravelly soils.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 20-105 mm long, 8-55 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 10-15 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 5-8 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present. Calyx pink or purple, 6-8 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.7-1.1 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.5-0.7 mm long; anthers 2.5-3.8 mm long. Staminodes present. Ovary hairs or scales present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.2-3 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time October or November. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Swan Coastal Plain or Jarrah Forest. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).