Lasiopetalum schulzenii (F.Muell.) Benth.

Drooping Velvet-bush

Fl. Austral 1: 265 (1863) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub to 2 m high. Leaves cordate, 3–7 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, drooping, stellate-hairy on both surfaces but sometimes almost glabrous above; margins somewhat sinuate; petioles 4–10 mm long. Inflorescence 5–12-flowered, more or less open; bracteoles 1–2(–3), 2–5 mm long. Calyx segments 6–10 mm long, white, the outer surface densely stellate-hairy, the inner surface glabrous or slightly hairy; petals 1 mm long, dark red-brown; anthers brownish, c. 1.5 mm long; style with conspicuous tufts of reflexed hairs. Capsule c. 4 mm diam., conspicuously hairy. Flowers mainly Sep.–Dec.

Glep, WaP. Also SA. In Victoria confined to clifftop and dune woodland and heathland near Port Campbell and Portland, favouring sandy soils derived from limestone.

Source: Short, P.S. (1996). Sterculiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Malvaceae
genus Lasiopetalum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lasiopetalum schulzenii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lasiopetalum schulzenii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native

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South Australia
Australian Capital Territory