Common name: Green Copperburr
Sclerolaena decurrens (J.M.Black) A.J.Scott APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia decurrens J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Erect to decumbent perennial to c. 30 cm high; branches hairy when young, becoming glabrous with age.
Leaves terete, succulent, to c. 15 mm long, glabrous or slightly hairy.
Fruiting perianth c. 3 mm long, ribbed; spines usually 2 or 3, rarely 4 or 5, divergent (if more than 2, the extra spines clustered around the base of one of the spines), 6–8 mm long; subequal to lower perianth.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in inland areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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