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Lawrencia chrysoderma Lander

Nuytsia 5:249-252 (1985)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading, straggly or erect, succulent shrub, 0.3-1.2 m high. Fl. white-cream/yellow, Aug to Dec or Jan. Sand or clay. Saline flats & lakes, gypsum ridges.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 September 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 3-10 mm long, 2-6 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; hairywith scales scales, Sessile glands absent; stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel absent (flower sessile). Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent. Calyx 3-3.5 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, Sessile glands absent, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs absent, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales scales present, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Corolla yellow, white or cream, 4-5 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many. Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous). Flowering time January, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Yalgoo, Murchison, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains and Avon Wheatbelt.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 11 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Tallering, Western Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnamah, Coolgardie, Cue, Laverton, Leonora, Murchison, Yalgoo.