Lawrencia glomerata Hook.
Icon.Pl. 5:Tab.417 (1842)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 10 September 1999

Ascending, fleshy perennial, herb or shrub, 0.1-1 m high. Fl. white-green/yellow-cream, May to Jun or Sep to Oct. Sandy & clayey soils. Margins of salt lakes, salt pans, clay depressions.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Hampton, Little Sandy Desert, Mallee, Murchison, Nullarbor, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Avon Wheatbelt P1, Carnegie, Central, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Fitzgerald, Fortescue, Hampton, Lateritic Plain, Lesueur Sandplain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Northern band, Carlisle, Perth, Recherche, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Trainor, Western Mallee, Western Murchison.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Carnamah, Coorow, Cue, Dandaragan, Dundas, East Pilbara, Esperance, Irwin, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Laverton, Meekatharra, Menzies, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Murchison, Ngaanyatjarraku, Nungarin, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Waroona, Wiluna, Yalgoo.

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

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 10-25 mm long, 2-6 mm wide, not lobed; margins crenate; 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 4 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, white, cream or green, 5.2 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1 mm long; anthers 1 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 4-4.5 mm long, with one or numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time May, June, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Central Ranges, Yalgoo, Murchison, Great Victorian Desert, Coolgardie, Nullarbor, Hamton, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt or Esperance.