Sclerolaena stelligera (F.Muell.) S.W.L.Jacobs APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia stelligera (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Short-lived perennial to c. 30 cm high with hairy branches.
Leaves semiterete, succulent, to c. 15 mm long, hairy when young.
Fruiting perianth subglobose, glabrous to slightly hairy, c. 3 mm diam., with a narrow wing at the top divided into mostly 10–12 small spines or teeth.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on heavy soils of the drier regions.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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