Common name: Limestone Bindii, Limestone Copperburr
Sclerolaena obliquicuspis (R.H.Anderson) Ulbr. APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia obliquicuspis R.H.Anderson APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading perennial to c. 40 cm high with hairy branches.
Leaves semiterete, succulent, to c. 10 mm long, hairy.
Fruiting perianth c. 3 mm long, hairy; base oblique, slightly hollowed; spines 2, divergent, not in same vertical plane, 4–8 mm long, often red, lower half hairy.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, frequently on limestone and calcareous rises.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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