Lasiopetalum pterocarpum (Malvaceae s.l.: Lasiopetaleae), a new and rare species from south-west Western Australia

Kelly Shepherd, E. Bennett, Carolyn Wilkins, L. Sage

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Shepherd, K.A., Bennett, E.M., Wilkins, C.F. and Sage, L.W. Lasiopetalum pterocarpum (Malvaceaes.l.: Lasiopetaleae), a new and rare species from south-west Western Australia. Nuytsia 16(1): 175–181(2006). Lasiopetalum pterocarpum E.M. Benn. & K.A. Sheph. sp. nov. is described and illustrated. Thedistinct winged fruit, for which L. pterocarpum is named, is unique within Lasiopetaleae. Lasiopetalumpterocarpum is allied to L. floribundum, which shares a similar habit, large ovate leaves and loosedichasial inflorescences. It can be readily distinguished from L. floribundum by its discolorous andstrongly-lobed leaves, the absence of glandular hairs on the peduncles, and its larger seeds. This speciesis known from only one population south of Perth and is classified as critically endangered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-181
JournalNuytsia
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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