Common name: Soft Horns
Malacocera tricornis (Benth.) R.H.Anderson APNI*
Description: Erect hairy annual or short-lived perennial to c. 80 cm high; branches densely hairy.
Leaves scattered, linear to semiterete, to c. 20 mm long, spreading.
Flowers solitary, axillary, bisexual.
Fruiting perianth with mostly 3, rarely 4, appendages; appendages semiterete, densely hairy, Y-shaped. Seed 1.5–2 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on heavy, often saline, soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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