Thomasia pauciflora Lindl. Few Flowered Thomasia
Sketch Veg.Swan R. xviii (1839)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Slender erect or straggling shrub, 0.2-1.5 m high. Fl. pink-purple/white, Jul to Dec or Jan. Sandy soils. Winter-wet depressions, swamps.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

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

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Cranbrook, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Manjimup, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Waroona.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 20-65 mm long, 5-10 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 6-15 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 3-5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 4-6 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, purple or white, 5-11 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.5-0.7 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 2-5 mm long; anthers 1.5-4 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 1.8-2.5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time January, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren or Esperance.