Common name: Redburr
Sclerolaena calcarata (Ising) A.J.Scott APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia calcarata Ising APNI*
Description: Short-lived hemispherical perennial to c. 30 cm high; branches lightly hairy.
Leaves terete, succulent, to c. 15 mm long, glabrous to hairy.
Fruiting perianth c. 2.5 mm long, ribbed, glabrous; spines mostly 6, rarely 5, spreading, 1–2 mm long; base oblique, slightly hollowed, with 2 short spurs or lobes partially grasping the stem.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on heavier soils, in inland areas, introduced to coastal districts. CC NWP NFWP SFWP; Qld, S.A. SYNONYMS:
NSW subdivisions: *CC, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
Taxa not yet included in identification key
Sclerolaena calcarata f. A,
Sclerolaena calcarata f. B
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