Common name: Two-spined Saltbush
Sclerolaena uniflora R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia uniflora (R.Br.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading perennial to c. 35 cm high, branches hairy.
Leaves linear, slightly flattened, usually succulent, to c. 20 mm long, densely hairy.
Fruiting perianth hairy, c. 2 mm long; base hollow, oblique; spines 2, to c. 1 mm long but often reduced; tubercle large, more obvious than the spines.
Seed ± horizontal.
Distribution and occurrence: Not common, possibly only present in intergrade populations in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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