Common name: Galvanized Burr
Sclerolaena birchii (F.Muell.) Domin APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia birchii (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Anisacantha birchii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Hemispherical perennial to c. 1 m high; branches hairy.
Leaves obovate, to c. 15 mm long, flat, shortly petiolate.
Fruiting perianth hairy, 2–3 mm long, attached ± obliquely; spines mostly 5, sometimes 4, spreading, the longer 2 or 3 spines 5–9 mm long, the shorter to c. 4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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