Common name: Giant Redburr
Sclerolaena tricuspis (F.Muell.) Ulbr. APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia tricuspis (F.Muell.) R.H.Anderson APNI*
Description: Hemispherical perennial to c. 75 cm high; branches glabrous.
Leaves terete, succulent, to c. 15 mm long.
Fruiting perianth 2–3 mm long with an expanded base, attached basally, glabrous; spines 3, divergent, 6–12 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on heavier soils but not particularly common.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, 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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