Common name: Warrior Bush, Currant Bush
Apophyllum anomalum F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub mostly 3–5 m high, sometimes taller and tree-like, older branches leafless, glabrous, sometimes drooping.
Younger stems silky-white; leaves alternate, linear to narrow-lanceolate, 5–15 mm long; stipular spines sometimes present, straight, to 7 mm long.
Sepals 2–3 mm long, finely hairy. Petals 2–5 mm long, greenish white to yellow. Gynophore 2–3 mm long.
Fruit 5–8 mm diam., purple.
Flowering: spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in semi-arid areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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