Pl.. Victoria 1: 49 (1862) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Annual herb or woody at base, to 65 cm high, densely covered with appressed, irregularly branched hairs. Basal leaves lanceolate, to 7 cm long, entire or with a few teeth; stem leaves lanceolate to linear, to 7 cm long. Sepals 3–5 mm long; petals 6–20 mm long, yellow-green to brown, claw linear, lamina elliptic with long slender apex. Fruit subglobose to oblong or obovoid, 5–8 mm long, 3–4 mm wide; pedicels appressed, erect or slightly spreading, 2–10 mm long. Flowers spring.
MuM, RobP, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Known from a few collections from Wimmera region in the nineteenth century but now apparently very rare in Victoria, known only from a 1981 collection from Mildura and a 2003 report from the Big Desert (Cheal 2010).
Cheal, D. (2010). Velvet Thread-petal Stenopetalum velutinum rediscovery in Victoria, The Victorian Naturalist 127(1): 19-22.
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