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Lasiopetalum macrophyllum Graham
Family Malvaceae
Common name: Shrubby Velvet-bush (Vic.)

Lasiopetalum macrophyllum Graham APNI*

Synonyms: Lasiopetalum dasyphyllum Sieber ex Steetz APNI*

Description: Erect shrub 1–2 m high.

Leaves mostly 5–12 cm long, 10–40 mm wide, 2–3 times as long as wide, base often cordate, apex acute; upper surface scurfy to glabrous, lower surface rusty-tomentose; petiole 10–25 mm long.

Cymes short, condensed, reflexed, densely rusty-tomentose; bracteoles lanceolate, c. 5–6 mm long. Calyx segments 6–8 mm long, glabrous on inner surface, rusty-tomentose on outer surface. Ovary often 4-locular.

Capsule 3–5 mm diam., tomentose.

Photo © ANBG

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in forest and woodland, widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
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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