Common name: Grey Copperburr
Sclerolaena diacantha (Nees) Benth. APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia diacantha (Nees) F.Muell. APNI*
Bassia beaugleholei Ising APNI*
Description: Prostrate or decumbent short-lived perennial to c. 30 cm high with hairy branches.
Leaves linear, slightly flattened, usually succulent, to c. 25 mm long.
Fruiting perianth tough, thick-walled, 2–4 mm long, hairy; base hollow, oblique; spines divergent, 2–5 mm long; tubercle c. 1 mm long, shorter than the spines.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: 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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