Thomasia montana Steud. Hill Thomasia
Lehm., Pl.Preiss. 1:230-231 (1845)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Upright shrub, 0.5-1 m high. Fl. blue-purple-red, Sep to Oct. Loamy soils. Rocky granite knolls, lateritic hills.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Northern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Brookton, Pingelly, York.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 30-50 mm long, 6-25 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 13-18 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 5.5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 7-11 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx blue, purple or red, 8-14 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.5-1.6 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.5-0.7 mm long; anthers 3-4.5 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 4-5.8 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt or Jarrah Forest. Conservation Code Threatened (T).