Thomasia petalocalyx F.Muell.

Paper Flower

Hairy shrub to 1 m tall. Leaves oblong, to about 4 cm long, wavy-edged. Flowers to 1.5 cm wide, distinctly veined; spring and summer.

WA, SA, Vic

This species which extends naturally into the east of the continent has much larger leaves than T. pygmaea (Turcz.) Benth., much smaller than those of T. rhynchocarpa Turcz. while T. purpurea (W.J. Aiton) J. Gay has leaves with toothed margins and T. grandiflora has flowers more than 2 cm wide.

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        Thomasia J.Gay