Lawrencia spicata Hook.
Icon.Pl. 3:Tab.261-262 (1840)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 23 September 1996

Ascending perennial, herb or shrub, 0.3-1.8 m high. Fl. yellow-white, Oct to Dec or Jan to Feb. Alluvium, clay. Coastal salt marshes, estuaries & river banks, peaty swamps.


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

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Nullarbor, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Central band, Nullarbor Plain, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Bruny, Central West Coast, WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bunbury, Claremont, Cockburn, Coorow, Dandaragan, Esperance, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kent, Lake Grace, Mandurah, Manjimup, Murray, Northampton, Ravensthorpe, Upper Gascoyne.

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

Shrub. Stems scaly. Leaves 6-30 mm long, 2-10 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum presentwith 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). Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent, indumentum present, stellate hairs presentwith absent. Calyx 5.5-7 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, Sessile glands absent. Corolla yellow or white, 5.5-7 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 0.5-0.6 mm long; anthers 0.7-0.8 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 4.1-5 mm long, with one or numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time January, February, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Gascoyne, Nullarbor, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Mallee or Esperance.