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Lawrencia cinerea Lander

Nuytsia 5:238-239 (1985)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Ascending shrub, 0.35-1.3 m high. Fl. white-cream, Jul to Oct. Sandy loam or clay. Along ephemeral watercourses, claypans.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 September 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 7-15 mm long, 2-7 mm wide, not lobed; margins crenate or serrate; hairy, with stellate hairswith 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 6 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, Sessile glands absent, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs present, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales absent, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Corolla white or cream, 5.5 mm long, glabrous, scales absent. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1.4 mm long; anthers 0.7 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 3.4-4 mm long, with one or numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Flowering time July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara and Little Sandy Desert.

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


IBRA Regions
Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Chichester, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, McLarty, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, East Pilbara, Wiluna.