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Dissocarpus biflorus F.Muell.
Family Chenopodiaceae
Dissocarpus biflorus F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Spreading annual or short-lived perennial to c. 40 cm high, hairy; branches covered with woolly hairs.

Leaves semiterete, hairy, to c. 10 mm long.

Flowers 2–8 in axillary clusters, tomentose, fused only at their base when 2, fused more intimately as the number in the cluster increases; free portion 2–3 mm long; appendages usually absent.


Distribution and occurrence: Various habitats.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. N.T. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept:

 Key to the varieties 
1Flowers in clusters of 2 or 3, or rarely 4; plant tomentosevar. biflorus
Flowers in clusters of 4–6, rarely more; plant hairy but less so than var. biflorusvar. cephalocarpus

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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