Lasiopetalum baueri Steetz

Slender Velvet Bush

Low shrub. Leaves mostly stiff and linear, blunt and with edges curled under; midrib sunken above, lower surface rusty-haired. Flowers few together; sepals pinkish to white or green; spring.

SA, NSW, Vic, Tas


L. behrii F. Muell., Pink Velvet Bush from SA and Vic. has larger leaves (see key).

L. macrophyllum Graham from NSW, Vic. and Tas. also has much larger leaves and is generally grown as a prostrate form.

L. schulzenii (F. Muell.) Benth. has lanceolate to broadly ovate leaves and a style with characteristic reflexed hair clusters; it is occasionally cultivated.

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.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Malvaceae
genus        Lasiopetalum Sm.