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Lawrencia helmsii (F.Muell. & Tate) Lander
Dunna Dunna

This strange plant, which superficially resembles a cactus, grows around salt lakes in Western Australia.These plants were not flowering at the time of the visit.

     
  Lawrencia helmsii Lawrencia helmsii
 
  Description:Plant on edge of salt lake Description:Plant
  Location:Lake Austen, Cue, Western Australia Location:Lake Austen, Cue, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:27˚35.4348S, 117°54.0330E GPS coordinates:27˚35.4348S, 117°54.0330E
  Date of photo:7 August  2016 Date of photo:7 August  2016
  Field No.:5358 Field No.:5358
     
  Lawrencia helmsii Lawrencia helmsii
 
  Description:Close up of stem showing tiny rosettes of leaves Description:Stem
  Location:Lake Austen, Cue, Western Australia Location:Lake Austen, Cue, Western Australia
  GPS coordinates:27˚35.4348S, 117°54.0330E GPS coordinates:27˚35.4348S, 117°54.0330E
  Date of photo:7 August  2016 Date of photo:7 August  2016
  Field No.:5358 Field No.:5358
     

 

References:(accessed 3 October 2016):

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/4956

Lander, N.S. (1985), Revision of the Australian genus Lawrencia Hook. (Malvaceae: Malveae). Nuytsia 5(2) 252-255






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Lawrencia helmsii