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Thomasia gardneri Paust
Mt Holland Thomasia

Nuytsia 1:353, Fig. 4 (1974)
Conservation Code
Presumed Extinct
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, multi-stemmed shrub, to 0.5 m high. Fl. pink-purple, Sep.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 2 October 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 10-20 mm long, 3-7 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairy, with stellate hairswith scales absent, Sessile glands absent; stipules present and persistent to older leaves or 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, 4-6 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs present, with scales absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 2-2.5 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs absentwith scales scales, Sessile glands absent. Calyx pink or purple, 8-10 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, Sessile glands absent, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs absent, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales scales present, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 1.5-2 mm long, hairs or scales present or glabrous, 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, 1.3-1.5 mm long; anthers 2.2-2.5 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes present, appendages absent. Ovary hairs or scales present, simple hairs absent, stellate hairs absent; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2-2.6 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Flowering time September. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Coolgardie. Conservation Code Presumed Extinct (X).

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


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IBRA Subregions
Southern Cross.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)