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Lawrencia densiflora


Taxonavigation: Malvales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Malvoideae
Tribus: Malveae
Genus: Lawrencia
Subgenera: L. subg. Lawrencia – L. subg. Panifex

Overview of species


L. berthae – L. buchananensis – L. chrysoderma – L. cinerea – L. densiflora – L. diffusa – L. glomerata – L. helmsii – L. repens – L. spicata – L. squamata – L. viridigrisea



Lawrencia Hook., 1840.


  • Homotypic
    • Plagianthus sect. Lawrencia (Hook.) Benth., Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 6: 103. 1862.
    • Sida sect. Lawrencia (Hook.) F.Muell., Plants Indigenous to the Colony of Victoria 1: 162. 1862.
    • Wrenciala A.Gray, U.S. Explor. Exped., Bot. Phan. 180. 1854, nom. illeg.
  • Heterotypic
    • Selenothamnus Melville, Kew Bull. 20: 514. 1966.
    • Halothamnus F.Muell., Pl. Vict. i. 158 (1862), nom. illeg. (later homonym of Halothamnus Jaub. et Spach, 1846), replaced by Selenothamnus


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Australia
      • New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
    • Introduced into:
      • Czechoslovakia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names

中文: 蛇鞭葵属
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