Lasiopetalum macrophyllum Graham

Shrubby Velvet-bush

Bot. Mag. t. 3908 (1841)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to 3 m high. Leaves ovate to lanceolate or more or less cordate, 2.5–13 cm long, 1–7 cm wide, becoming glabrous above, rusty-hairy beneath; margins flat or slightly recurved; petioles 5–20 mm long. Inflorescence c. 6–12-flowered, crowded, the entire inflorescence dark, rusty-brown; bracteoles 3, 3–4.5 mm long. Calyx segments 6–8 mm long, cream, the outer surface obscured by dense, rusty, stellate hairs, the inner surface glabrous; petals less than 1 mm long, reddish; anthers c. 2 mm long; style glabrous. Capsule 3–5 mm diam., densely hairy. Flowers mainly Sep.–Dec.

EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HSF, WPro, Wim. Also NSW, Tas. In Victoria mainly eastward of Erica, often amongst rocks near watercourses, with disjunct occurrences on Wilsons Promontory and in the Grampians.

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 macrophyllum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lasiopetalum macrophyllum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory