Common name: Velvet Thread-petal
Stenopetalum velutinum F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Annual woody herb, greyish green, all parts of the plant usually densely hairy, hairs irregularly branched, ± sessile.
Basal leaves lanceolate, to 7 cm long, entire or remotely toothed, not persistent; stem leaves reducing to linear.
Sepals 4–5 mm long. Petals 5–15 mm long, yellow-green to brown. Silicula mostly ± globose to obovoid, sometimes oblong, 4.5–8 mm long; pedicel erect to spreading, 3–8 mm long.
Silicul.a mostly ± globose to obovoid, sometimes oblong, 4.5–8 mm long; pedicel erect to spreading, 3–8 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Presumed Extinct
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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