Thomasia rhynchocarpa Turcz.
Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 25 (2):142 (1852)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Erect, slender shrub, (0.1-)0.3-1.2(-2) m high. Fl. pink-purple, Apr or Jul to Dec. Sand over laterite, peaty sand. Swamps, along watercourses, flats & plains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Busselton, Collie, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.

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

Shrub. Stems glabrous. Leaves 20-90 mm long, 4-16 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 5-15 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 4-8 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 5-8 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or purple, 5.5-9 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.4-1 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.5-2.5 mm long; anthers 2.2-3.2 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.5-2.8 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time April, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Warren or Esperance.