Dissocarpus latifolius (J.M.Black) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia paradoxa var. latifolia J.M.Black APNI*
Dissocarpus paradoxus var. latifolius (J.M.Black) Ulbr. APNI*
Description: Erect annual or short-lived perennial to c. 50 cm high, very hairy.
Leaves obovate, to 20 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, very hairy.
Flowers 8–15, fused for most of their length, with spiny appendages. Fruiting head a hard, woody, tomentose spinescent sphere 10–15 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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