Osteocarpum salsuginosum F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Glabrous, rounded perennial. branching from base, to 20 cm high.
Leaves fleshy, semiterete or clavate, more or less flattened above, congested towards apex of branches.
Fruiting perianth sessile or with short, hollow base; tube subglobular, c. 1 mm high, smooth or faintly ribbed, keeled and gibous on the side with the radicular protuberance which is sometimes produced into a rounded tubercle.
Distribution and occurrence: Found from inland southern WA eastwards through SA and southern NT to central and western Vic,
Generally found in clay soil subject to periodic flooding or on outer margin of salt lakes.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of Aust. Vol 4 p232
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