Zygophyllum simile H.Eichler APNI*
Synonyms: Roepera similis (H.Eichler) Beier & Thulin APNI*
Description: Spreading and ascending annual; branching from the base.
Leaflets articulate at base, linear to narrow-oblong, usually 5–20 mm long and apex obtuse.
Sepals 4. Petals 4, cuneate to obovate-cuneate, 1–1.7 mm long, ± irregularly and shallowly 3-lobed at apex, usually half to two-thirds as long as sepals, white. Stamens 8; filaments with broad base gradually narrowed in lower half, not truncate. Fruiting pedicels 1–4 mm long, recurved.
Capsule 4-angled, turbinate, 5–7 mm long, apex obliquely truncate; seeds 1 or (usually) 2 per loculus.
Flowering: May–December, and February
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on red and grey sand, often together with the preceding species; west and southwest of Lightning Ridge. Spread right across southern Australia.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by Hj. Eichler (1992); edited KL Wilson (Jan 2014)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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