Guichenotia J.Gay

After Antoine Guichenot, gardener and botanical collector with the Baudin expedition of 1801–1803.

Small shrubs. Leaves linear, entire, margins revolute; stipules linear, similar to but shorter than the leaves. Flowers with sepals pinkish purple, divided to the middle or slightly more and each with 3-5 prominent ribs. Petals 0. Stamens 5, anthers opening by small terminal slit. Ovary 5-chambered; fruiting sepals enlarged. Fruit a capsule.

Cuttings or seed.

Stipules and leaves linear, appearing to form whorls. Very similar to Thomasia and Lasiopetalum but the sepals divided to about the middle and with 3-5 ribs. Thomasia has a single rib and Lasiopetalum has sepals divided more or less to the base and without pronounced ribbing.

6 species restricted to southern Western Australia.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Sterculiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Malvaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Guichenotia macrantha Turcz.