Lawrencia cinerea Lander
Nuytsia 5:238-239 (1985)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 23 September 1996

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


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

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.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Wednesday 21 August 2019

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 7-15 mm long, 2-7 mm wide, not lobed; margins crenate or serrate; indumentum present, with stellate hairswith scales; stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel absent (flower sessile). Calyx 6 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla white or cream, 5.5 mm long, glabrous. 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). 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. Flowering time July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara or Little Sandy Desert.