Thomasia quercifolia

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Oak-leaf thomasia
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Thomasia
Species:
T. quercifolia
Binomial name
Thomasia quercifolia
Synonyms

Lasiopetalum quercifoliumAndrews

Thomasia quercifolia, the oak-leaf thomasia, is a shrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.

Western Australia State in Australia

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.

It grows to around 1 metre in height. [1]

The species was first formally described by botanist H.C. Andrews in The Botanist's Repository for New and Rare Plants in 1806. He gave it the name Lasiopetalum quercifolium [2] J.E. Gay transferred the species to the genus Thomasia in 1861. [2]

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References

  1. "Thomasia quercifolia". FloraBase . Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  2. 1 2 "Thomasia quercifolia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.