Lawrencia squamata

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Lawrencia squamata


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
Ssubgenus: L. subg. Lawrencia
Sectio: L. ser. Selenothamnus
Species: Lawrencia squamata



Lawrencia squamata Nees, 1845


  • Homotypic
    • Plagianthus squamatus (Nees) Benth. in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 6: 103 (1862)
    • Selenothamnus squamatus (Nees) Melville in Kew Bull. 20: 515 (1966)
  • Heterotypic
    • Halothamnus microphyllus (F.Muell.) F.Muell. in Pl. Victoria 1: 159 (1862)
    • Lawrencia incana (J.M.Black) Melville in Kew Bull. 20: 514 (1966)
    • Plagianthus incanus J.M.Black in Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 49: 274 (1925)
    • Plagianthus microphyllus F.Muell. in Fragm. 1: 29 (1858)


Native distribution areas:
Lawrencia squamata
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Australia
      • New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Vernacular names

English: thorny lawrencia, fan-leaved lawrencia
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