Thomasia petalocalyx F.Muell. Paper Flower
Trans.Philos.Soc.Victoria 1:35 (1855)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Shrub, 0.25-1.2 m high. Fl. pink-blue-purple, Aug to Oct or Jan. Sandy soils. Coastal sandplains, dunes & limestone cliffs, granite outcrops.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cranbrook, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 12-1230 mm long, 4-11 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 5-12 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 4-7 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, blue or purple, 5.2-8 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.6-1.2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.5-1.8 mm long; anthers 1.7-2.5 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 1.6-2.3 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time January, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren or Esperance.