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Lasiopetalum joyceae Blakely
Family Malvaceae
Lasiopetalum joyceae Blakely APNI*

Description: Erect shrub to 2 m high.

Leaves linear, 3–9 cm long, mostly 3–6 mm, rarely to 10 mm wide, margins revolute; upper surface dark green and glabrous and with veins visible but not prominent, lower surface whitish to rusty-tomentose and veins not visible.

Cymes few-flowered; peduncle usually longer than petiole; bracteoles 5–8 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, close to calyx. Calyx lobes 8–12 mm long, undulate, pinkish to reddish brown, tomentose outside and within except for thickened margins.

Capsule 3–5 mm diam., tomentose.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath on sandstone; Hornsby Plateau.
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2RC-
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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