Australian Native Plants

  Thomasia tenuivestita


Thomasia tenuivestita photo
Thomasia tenuivestita, Cranbourne Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Thomasia tenuivestita in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Description
Thomasia tenuivestita is a small to medium sized shrub which grows to about 2.5 metres tall. The leaves have wavy margins and are covered in fine hairs. The stems are also hairy and new growth is furry with hairs. It produces purple or pink flowers five-petalled flowers in winter and spring. The fruit is a capsule containing dark brown or black seeds.

Height
0.5m - 2.5m

Habitat
found in mallee heathland and woodland

Distribution
Thomasia tenuivestita is found in inland parts of south-west of Western Australia east of Perth and north of Albany.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Malvales
Family:Malvaceae
Genus:Thomasia
Species:tenuivestita