Key to Tasmanian Dicots
1. Lasiopetalum macrophyllum
2. L. macrophyllum
This family is now often considered to be part of Malvaceae. It is represented in Tasmania by four native species of Lasiopetalum. The species of Lasiopetalum are shrubs with rusty brown stellate hairs on the stems, leaves and sepals. The flowers are simple but distinctive: the conspicuous parts are the five free sepals, which are often mistaken for petals. The five petals are tiny coloured (usually red) structures at the bases of the stamens. The five stamens are more or less cylindrical and open by terminal pores. The ovary is superior and develops into a capsule opening by four or five slits.
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