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Lasiopetalum discolor Hook.

Compan.Bot.Mag. 1:276 (1836)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, slender or spreading or sprawling shrub, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. pink-white, Aug to Dec or Jan to Feb. Sand. Coastal dunes, sandplains & limestone.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 27 September 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 26-50 mm long, 10-25 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire or dentate; hairy, with stellate 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, 0.5-1 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs present, with scales absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 3-3.2 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs presentwith scales absent, Sessile glands absent. Calyx pink or white, 6-6.5 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 absent, scales absent, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Corolla 1.6-2 mm long, glabrous. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 0.8-1.2 mm long; anthers 2-2.2 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent, 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, 2.4-3 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Flowering time January, February, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Mallee and Esperance.

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Hampton, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Hampton, Recherche.
IMCRA Regions
Eucla, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Dundas, Esperance, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe.