Common name: Salt Copperburr
Sclerolaena ventricosa (J.M.Black) A.J.Scott APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia ventricosa J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Spreading perennial to c. 30 cm high; branches hairy.
Leaves semiterete, usually succulent, to c. 15 mm long, hairy when young.
Fruiting perianth subglobose, c. 3 mm diam., sparsely hairy; spines 3 or 4, 2 of these 3–5 mm long, the other 1 or 2 shorter.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows on clay soils, often in saline areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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