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Lawrencia repens (S.Moore) Melville

Kew Bull. 20:514 (1966)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Prostrate, spreading perennial, herb, 0.01-0.15 m high, 0.05-0.55 m wide. Fl. white/yellow-green, Aug to Nov. Clay soils. Saline depressions, margins of salt lakes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 September 1996

Scientific Description

Shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 8-20 mm long, 2-8 mm wide, not lobed (by misinterpretation) or irregularly lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins entire; hairy, with stellate hairswith scales absent, 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) or present, 0-0.7 mm long; indumentum present, with absent, with stellate hairs present, with gland tipped hairs absent, with scales absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent, Sessile glands absent. Calyx 3.2-4.5 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 yellow, white or green, 3.5-4.7 mm long, glabrous, scales absent. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 0.4-0.5 mm long; anthers 0.4-0.6 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 4-5 mm long, with one or numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Flowering time August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Murchison, Coolgardie and Mallee.

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


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Mallee, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Southern Cross.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Coolgardie, Dundas, Esperance, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kondinin, Sandstone, Wiluna, Yilgarn.