Common name: Black's Copperburr
Sclerolaena blackiana (Ising) A.J.Scott APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia blackiana Ising APNI*
Description: Erect to decumbent perennial to c. 25 cm high; branches hairy.
Leaves semiterete, usually succulent, to c. 10 mm long.
Fruiting perianth subglobose to urn-shaped, 2–5 mm long, glabrous or slightly hairy; spines 5, recurved, ± equally spaced.
Seed horizontal. Uncommon.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3K
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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