Lasiopetalum purpureum Dryand.
Thomasia purpurea is a small shrub that is endemic to the southwest of Western Australia.It usually grows to between 0.3 and 1.2 metres in height. Pink to purple flowers are produced between April and December in the species' native range.
Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.
The species was first formally described by Swedish botanist Jonas Carlsson Dryander, his description published in William Aiton's Hortus Kewensis in 1811 as Lasiopetalum purpureum.The type specimen was collected by botanist Robert Brown from King George Sound in 1801. In 1821 French botanist Jacques Etienne Gay placed the species in the genus Thomasia .
Jonas Carlsson Dryander was a Swedish botanist.
William Aiton was a Scottish botanist.
Hortus Kewensis, or a Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew by William Aiton was a 1789 catalogue of all the plant species then in cultivation at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which constituted the vast majority of plant species in cultivation in all of England. It included information on the country of origin, who introduced the plant into English cultivation, and when. It is therefore now one of the most important sources of information on history of horticulture in England.
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Thomasia quercifolia, the oak-leaf thomasia, is a shrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.
Thomasia pygmaea, the tiny thomasia, is a small shrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.
Thomasia grandiflora, commonly known as large-flowered thomasia, is a small shrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.
Lasiopetalum behrii, commonly known as the pink velvet bush, is a shrub species which is endemic to southern Australia. It grows to 1.5 metre high and has long, narrow leaves which are between 4 and 9 cm in length and 0.5 to 3 cm wide. These have recurved edges and are rusty-tomentose on the undersides.
Thomas Hoy was an English gardener and botanist employed by the Duke of Northumberland at Syon House in Middlesex in the United Kingdom, a position he held for 40 years. Described as "an experienced botanist and able cultivator" he became a fellow of the Linnean Society of London in 1788 and presented a number of flowering plants to the society from which several species were first formally described including the Australian plants Acacia suaveolens, Acacia myrtifolia and Goodenia ovata.
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Pimelea spectabilis, or Bunjong, is a species of shrub in the family Thymelaeaceae, endemic to Western Australia. It is erect in habit, growing to between 0.5 and 2 metres high. The pink and white flowers are produced between August and December in its native range.
Lasiopetalum floribundum, commonly known as the free flowering lasiopetalum, is a species of shrub which is endemic to Western Australia. The plant was first described by George Bentham in 1863.
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Darwinia micropetala, commonly known as small darwinia, is a small shrub that is native to south-eastern Australia. It grows to 0.5 metres high and has small leaves and clusters of small white and pink flowers that appear between June and December in the species' native range.
Philotheca myoporoides, commonly known as long-leaf wax flower, is a shrub in the family Rutaceae. The species is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It is usually up to 2 metres high and produces white flowers in spring and autumn.
Lysiosepalum involucratum is a small shrub species in the family Malvaceae. It is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. Plants grow to between 0.3 and 1.5 metres high, and produce mauve flowers between August and November in the species' native range.
Thomasia macrocarpa, commonly known as large-fruited thomasia, is a shrub that is endemic to the southwest of Western Australia. It usually grows to between 0.6 and 2 metres in height. Pink to purple flowers are produced between August and November in the species' native range.
Sannantha pluriflora, commonly known as tall baeckea, is a flowering shrub or small tree species in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. It is endemic to Australia. Plants grow to 4 metres high. White flowers appear in groups of 3 to 7 between October and April in the species' native range. These have 5 rounded petals surrounding 8 to 15 stamens. The fruits are 2.5 to 3.5 mm in diameter.
Needhamiella is a monotypic genus in the heath family Ericaceae. The sole species, Needhamiella pumilio, is a small shrub that is endemic to Western Australia.
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