Osteocarpum acropterum (F.Muell. & Tate) Volkens APNI*
Description: Hemispherical annual or short-lived perennial to c. 20 cm high.
Leaves semiterete, succulent, 4–6 mm long.
Fruiting perianth 5–6 mm long. Wings unequal, obovate, the longer 2–4 mm long, the smaller minute to 2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, often in saline or scald areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. N.T. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Wings 2 and 3 mm long||var. acropterum|
|Wings smaller, minute and 2 mm long||var. deminuta|
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