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Lasiopetalum cardiophyllum Paust

Nuytsia 1:356-359 (1974)
Conservation Code
Priority Four
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, multi-stemmed shrub, 0.2-0.5 m high. Fl. pink, Aug to Dec or Jan. Lateritic gravelly soils, sandy clay. Flats, hillslopes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 27 September 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 15-55 mm long, 10-35 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairy, with stellate hairs, with gland-tipped hairs gland-tipped hairswith scales absent, Sessile glands absent; stipules apparently absent, even from youngest leaves. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 5.5-7 mm long; indumentum present, with gland tipped hairs present, with scales absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs presentwith scales absent, Sessile glands absent. Calyx pink, 4.3-6 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 0.2-0.3 mm long, hairs or scales present, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs present, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales absent. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.1-0.2 mm long; anthers 1.2-2 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, simple hairs absent, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 4-4.5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length, wing absent. Flowering time January, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Avon Wheatbelt and Jarrah Forest. Conservation Code Priority Four (P4).

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Boddington, Collie, Cranbrook, Wagin, Wandering, West Arthur, Williams.