Common name: Goathead Burr
Sclerolaena bicornis var. horrida Domin APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia bicornis var. horrida (Domin) C.T.White APNI*
Description: Erect to spreading perennial to c. 80 cm high, branches densely hairy.
Leaves linear, usually succulent, to c. 25 mm long, glabrous to hairy.
Fruiting perianth globose, 5–8 mm diam., hairy; spines 2, mostly divergent, occasionally almost parallel, to c. 15 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, particularly in overgrazed areas of the inland; naturalized in Coast division. CC CWS NWP SWP NFWP SFWP; Qld, N.T., S.A., W.A. SYNONYMS:
NSW subdivisions: CC, CWS, NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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