Thomasia macrocarpa Endl. Large Fruited Thomasia
Endl. & Fenzl, Nov.Stirp.Dec. 32 (1839)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.6-2 m high. Fl. pink-blue-purple/white, Aug to Nov. Loam. Granite or laterite slopes bordering creeks, hills.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Canning, Dardanup, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 18 May 2017

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 30-120 mm long, 15-70 mm wide, not lobed; margins serrate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules 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, 7-15 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 8-12 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, blue or purple, 9-17 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 2-2.5 mm long; anthers 2.5-3.5 mm long. Staminodes present. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 4-6 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Swan Coastal Plain, Mallee or Warren.