Verticordia fimbrilepis subsp. fimbrilepis Interim Recovery Plan 2010-2015. Interim Recovery Plan No. 304
Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia
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Named from the Latin fimbria (fringe) and lepis (a scale), referring to its staminodes (George 2002), Verticordia fimbrilepis subsp. fimbrilepis is a small bushy shrub, 30–70 cm tall and 20–70 cm wide. It has pale pink or occasionally white flowers on short peduncles. Flowers are in small rounded groups at the tips of branches. The petals are markedly narrowed towards the tip with margins finely fringed. The staminodes are fringed across their broad apex, and a single hair in the centre is much longer than the others.
Verticordia fimbrilepis subsp. fimbrilepis is distinguished by its flowers which have persistent bracteoles, fringed staminodes, and a very short style. In particular it differs from subspecies australis in having flowers borne on shorter peduncles, petals with a broader lamina, a shorter finer fringe and staminodes bearing one long terminal hair (George 2002).