Thomasia sarotes Turcz.
Bull.Soc.Imp.Naturalistes Moscou 25 (2):145 (1852)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 2 October 1996

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.25-1.1 m high, to 1.2 m wide. Fl. white/purple-pink, Aug to Dec. Gravelly soils, sand, clay, granitic soils. Low lateritic ridges, dunes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Gnowangerup, Kent, Kondinin, Kulin, Merredin, Mount Marshall, Narembeen, Victoria Plains, Westonia, Yilgarn.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 6-20 mm long, 0.8-1.5 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). 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, 2.5-3 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, purple or white, 5-8 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.6-1.5 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1-1.5 mm long; anthers 1.2-2.5 mm long. Staminodes present. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.2 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee or Esperance.