Lawrencia repens (S.Moore) 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

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.


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

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.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 8-20 mm long, 2-8 mm wide, not lobed (by misinterpretation) or irregularly lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; 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 stellate hairs. Calyx 3.2-4.5 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, white or green, 3.5-4.7 mm long, glabrous. 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). Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 4-5 mm long, with one or numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Murchison, Coolgardie or Mallee.