Thomasia glutinosa Lindl.

Sticky Thomasia

Shrub to over 0.5 m tall. Leaves to about 5 cm long, lobed at the base; stipules absent. Flowers with bracteoles above the middle of the flower stalk below the pinkish purple sticky calyx; spring.



T. grandiflora Lindl. also has strongly cordate to basally lobed leaves but it has distinct stipules.

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
genus        Thomasia J.Gay