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Lasiopetalum baueri Steetz
Family Malvaceae
Lasiopetalum baueri Steetz APNI*

Description: Small hoary shrub to 1.5 m high.

Leaves 1.5–3 cm long, sometimes to 6 cm long and 5 mm wide, margins revolute; upper surface green-grey and finely pubescent to glabrous, lower surface whitish to rusty-tomentose with only rusty midvein visible.

Racemes short, few-flowered, shortly pedunculate, reflexed; bracteoles 1–1.5 mm long, 0.5 mm wide. Calyx mostly 4–5 mm long, both surfaces hairy.

Capsule 3–5 mm diam., tomentose.


Flowering: mainly spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Mostly on red sands associated with mallee communities; rare in N.S.W., confined to Rankin Springs district.
NSW subdivisions: SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

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


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