Lepidium drummondii Thell.
Australia, Western Australia
IUCN = Extinct Listed 1989, FloraBase = Extinct, Listed Extinct by WCMC 1996
Drummond’s Lepidium. Herbaceous annual, up to 15 cm high, stems flower stalk and leaves sparsely coververed with needle-sharp hairs. Leaves sessile, up to 2 cm long, ear-like lobes at the base, thoyh at apex, hairs on the surface and margins. Inflorescence raceme. Flowers sepal about 1 mm long, petal absent, two stamens. Fruit up to 4 mm long and 2.5 mm wide glabrous, flattened pod, apex notched
Number of Specimens at Kew4
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James Drummon made only two collections, made in 1844 and 1849, of this species, both from the Darling District (probably between Albany and the Perth area) of Western Australia. The species has not been found since. Cause: No information is known, but likely cause are land clearing and grazing by live stock, grazing by rabbits and maybe by urban development