Common name: Brigalow Burr
Sclerolaena tetracuspis (C.T.White) A.J.Scott APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia tetracuspis C.T.White APNI*
Description: Prostrate to decumbent perennial to c. 25 cm high; branches glabrous.
Leaves semiterete, succulent, to c. 10 mm long.
Fruiting perianth subglobose, c. 2 mm diam.; spines 4, diverging, ± equally spaced, ± equal, 3–8 mm long.
Seed horizontal to oblique.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon, usually on heavy soils with Brigalow.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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