Common name: Tall Copperburr
Sclerolaena convexula (R.H.Anderson) A.J.Scott APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia convexula R.H.Anderson APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading perennial to c. 40 cm high; branches hairy.
Leaves semiterete, usually succulent, to c. 10 mm long, hairy.
Perianth lobes 4. Stamens 4. Fruiting perianth subglobose, 2–3 mm diam., hairy; spines 5, the 3 longest 3–4 mm long, the 2 shorter fused near their base.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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