Common name: Ruby Saltbush
Enchylaena tomentosa R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Enchylaena brevifolia Gand. APNI*
Description: Hemispherical shrubby perennial to c. 1 m high.
Branches glabrous to hairy.
Leaves semiterete, succulent, to c. 15 mm long, glabrous to shortly hairy.
Fruit 5–8 mm diam., green, yellow, red or puce and drying black, with a short beak. Fruit falling when succulent, apparently spread by animals.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in a variety of habitats.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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