Common name: Anderson's Copperburr
Sclerolaena glabra (F.Muell.) Domin APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia andersonii & Glabra APNI*
Bassia andersonii Ising APNI*
Description: Hemispherical glabrous perennial to c. 30 cm high; branches glabrous.
Leaves semiterete, usually succulent, to c. 15 mm long, with axillary hairs.
Fruiting perianth c. 3 mm long, attached obliquely; spines 3 or 4; 2 spines longer, divergent, 4–7 mm long; 1 or 2 spines smaller, hooked; limb obvious, shorter than the lower perianth. Uncommon, usually on stony soils.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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