Wing-fruited Lasiopetalum  |  

Lasiopetalum pterocarpum

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Wing-fruited Lasiopetalum is a multi-stemmed shrub. It has distinctive winged membranous fruit with 6-12 elongated wings that usually consist of five large and several smaller wings. The fruit splits open when mature. The leaves are more obviously lobed than other Lasiopetalum. The bracteoles are linear and there are no petals or stipules. The apex of the style contains stalked, star-shaped hairs. This species has pink flowers in August-November.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Lasiopetalum pterocarpum

    Too frequent or infrequent fire also threatens the survival of this species; given its requirement for disturbance at intervals appropriate for both stimulating germination and replenishing the soil seed bank (Table 2).

    Fire can also stimulate weed growth (e.g. blackberry re sprouts strongly after fire (see Invasive weeds )) and lead to increased grazing pressure (Hobbs 2003).