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Lechenaultia macrantha K.Krause
Wreath Leschenaultia

Engl., Pflanzenr. 277(Heft 54):100 (1912)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Wreath-like, procumbent perennial, herb or shrub, 0.05-0.15 m high. Fl. yellow & pink/yellow & red, Aug to Nov. Sandy or gravelly soils.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 19 March 1996

Scientific Description

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 10-45 mm long, 0.5-0.6 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Pedicel pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 20-30 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 13-38 mm long, glabrous. Corolla yellow, 28-40 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, hairy on the inside; central lobes 14-20 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 12-26 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 1.5-2.5 mm wide on the narrower side, 3.8-6 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 25-29 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in August, September, October and November. Occurs in the Yalgoo (YAL), Geraldton Sandplains (GS) and Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 2 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Murchison, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Edel, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Merredin, Tallering, Western Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Moora, Morawa, Murchison, Northampton, Perenjori, Shark Bay, Yalgoo.