Thomasia microphylla Paust
Nuytsia 1:351-352 (1974)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Erect, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub, 0.15-0.6 m high. Fl. pink, Aug to Nov. Sand, laterite, loam, clay.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Esperance, Jerramungup, Kent, Ravensthorpe.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 2 August 2019

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 2-10 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 1.7-3 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 5.2-6 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 2.2-3 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, 7-9 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.9-1 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.2-2 mm long; anthers 2-2.7 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2-3 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Mallee or Esperance.