Lasiopetalum baueri Steetz

Slender Velvet-bush

in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 2: 339 (1848) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to 1.5 m high. Leaves more or less linear, narrowly elliptic or narrowly oblong, 2–8 cm long, 0.2–1.2 cm wide, becoming glabrous above, densely, and often rusty, stellate-hairy beneath; base inconspicuously subcordate; margins flat or recurved; petioles 2–5 mm long. Inflorescence (1–)2–6-flowered, crowded to open; bracteoles 3, 1.4–3 mm long. Calyx segments 3.4–5.7 mm long, mainly white or pink but greenish towards the base, the outer surface densely stellate-hairy, the inner surface moderately to densely hairy; petals less than 1 mm long, red and somewhat glandular; anthers red-brown, c. 1.5 mm long; style glabrous. Capsule 4–8 mm diam., densely hairy. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, GipP, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. In Victoria most common in the mallee and heathland in the west but extending to the coast at e.g. Port Campbell and the Mornington Peninsula.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-08
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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 baueri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lasiopetalum baueri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales