Lasiopetalum ferrugineum Sm. 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.
Distribution and occurrence: In eucalypt forest and heath on coast and adjacent ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Leaves narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, most leaves <10 mm wide, tapered to petiole or base truncate or lobed. Lamina 3–9 cm long, 5–12 mm wide, margins entire to shallowly lobed or sinuate, apex rounded to acute||var. ferrugineum|
|Leaves ovate to lanceolate, most leaves >10 mm wide, base cordate or lobed. Lamina 2–9 cm long, 8–40 mm wide, margins mostly entire, rarely shallowly sinuate||var. cordatum|
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