Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:265 (1863).
Synonymy: Corethrostylis schulzenii F. Muell., Trans. Phil. Soc. Vic. 1:36 (1855).
Common name: Drooping velvet-bush.
Shrubs 0.3-2 m high; leaves softish, lanceolate to broad-ovate, acute or subobtuse at the apex, cordate at the base, with flat or recurved margins, sometimes sinuate, midrib impressed above and ferruginous below, secondary and often tertiary veins visible, 2-7 cm long, 15-50 mm broad, densely pale-tomentose below, tomentose above at first but becoming almost glabrous; petioles 5-20 mm long.
Inflorescence moderately to very lax, 5-12-flowered, pedicels 2-10 mm long; epicalyx of 1-3 linear or narrowly linear-lanceolate segments 2-5 mm long, sometimes caducous, appressed to the calyx or spreading; calyx whitish, fused for about one-third of its length or less, densely tomentose on the outside or just on the veins, glabrous or slightly hairy inside, 6-10 mm long; petals a dark reddish-brown, c. 1 mm long; style with conspicuous tufts of reflexed hairs.
Fruit broad-ellipsoid, lobed, 3-4 mm long.
||Lasiopetalum schulzenii twig, seeds, flowers and fruits.
Image source: fig 444d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Beek & Foster (1972) Wild flowers of South Australia.
S.Aust.: EP, YP, SL, KI, SE. Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Feb.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Specimens from KI with narrower leaves, small flowers and epicalyx and hairs on the inner surface of the calyx may be hybrids or require recognition as belonging to a separate taxon.
Not yet available