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Lysiosepalum aromaticum C.F.Wilkins

Nuytsia 13:584-585,Fig.8 (2001)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Thick, bushy shrub, to 0.75 m high, with a peppery scent. Fl. pink-purple, Nov. Brown loam over granite. Slopes, moist area at foot of outcrops.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 2 November 1999

Scientific Description

Shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 20-60 mm long, 8-32 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairy, with stellate hairswith scales absent, Sessile glands absent; stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 8.2-12 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 11-14 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs present, with scales absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 7-10 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs presentwith scales absent, Sessile glands absent. Calyx pink or purple, 6-10 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, Sessile glands absent, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs present, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs present, scales absent, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Corolla 0.8-1.2 mm long, glabrous. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens six, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.8 mm long; anthers 4-5 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes present, appendages absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, simple hairs absent, stellate hairs present, gland-tipped hairs absent; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.7-3 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Flowering time November. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 11 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Merredin.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Goomalling, Narrogin.