Steetz in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 2:339 (1848).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Slender velvet-bush.
Shrubs to 1.5 m high but often under 50 cm; leaves stiff, linear to linear-oblong, obtuse, usually with recurved margins, midrib impressed above and ferruginous below, other veins usually obscure, 2-5 cm long, 2-7 mm broad, densely pale- or ferruginous-tomentose below, eventually glabrescent above; petioles 2-4 mm long.
Inflorescence lax, usually with fewer than 6 flowers; pedicels 2-10 mm long; epicalyx of 3 elliptic to broad-lanceolate segments 1.5-3 mm long appressed to the calyx or reflexed; calyx pink or white, greenish towards the base, 5-angled in bud, fused for about one-third of its length, densely hairy outside mainly with stellate but also some glandular hairs, less densely hairy on the inner surfaces, 4-6 mm long; petals reddish-brown, less than 1 mm long; styles glabrous.
Capsule 4-8 mm diam.
||Lasiopetalum baueri twig, seeds, flowers and fruits.
Image source: fig 444a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 494.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.
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