Lechenaultia macrantha K.Krause Wreath Leschenaultia
Engl., Pflanzenr. 277(Heft 54):100 (1912)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 19 March 1996

Wreath-like, procumbent perennial, herb or shrub, 0.05-0.15 m high. Fl. yellow & pink/yellow & red, Aug to Nov. Sandy or gravelly soils.


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

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Murchison, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Tallering, Western Murchison.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Moora, Morawa, Murchison, Northampton, Perenjori, Shark Bay, Yalgoo.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 12 November 2016

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 10-45 mm long, 0.5-0.6 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Flowers pedicellate, the pedicels 20-30 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, 13-38 mm long, glabrous. Corolla yellow, 28-40 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, glabrous on the outside, hairy on the inside; central lobes 14-20 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 12-26 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 1.5-2.5 mm wide on the narrower side, 3.8-6 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 25-29 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in August, September, October and November. Occurs in the Yalgoo (YAL), Geraldton Sandplains (GS) and Avon Wheatbelt (AW) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.