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Lasiopetalum ferrugineum var. cordatum Benth.
Family Malvaceae
Lasiopetalum ferrugineum var. cordatum Benth. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 1 m high, young branches hoary or rusty-tomentose.

Leaves mostly 2–12 cm long, 5–40 mm wide, ± entire or shallowly sinuate, upper surface glabrous to sparsely pubescent, lower surface white to rusty-tomentose; secondary veins pinnate, sometimes 3–5-veined from base, prominent on both surfaces, impressed above, raised and rusty-coloured below; petiole 2–20 mm long.

Cymes dense, many-flowered, nearly sessile, reflexed; bracteoles linear, 3–5 mm long. Calyx 4–10 mm long, both surfaces hairy.

Capsule 3–5 mm diam., tomentose.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: In eucalypt forest and heath on coast and adjacent ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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