Lawrencia berthae (F.Muell.) Melville
Kew Bull. 20:514 (1966)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 23 September 1996

Spreading shrub, 0.1-0.8 m high. Fl. white, Jul to Nov. Clay, sandy clay, sand. Roadsides, plains.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Mardabilla, Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 18 May 2017

Stems hairy. Leaves 5-40 mm long, 3-20 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire or dentate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 1-2.5 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel absent (flower sessile), NaN (?) mm long. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present. Calyx 4.2-7 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present. Corolla white, 6.5-12 mm long, hairs or scales present or glabrous, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1.5-2 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); styles several, free and separate, arising from the summit of the ovary, 2.5-3.5 mm long, with one or numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time July, August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Coolgardie, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Mallee or Esperance.