Sclerolaena deserticola Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia quinquecuspis var. lanata Ising APNI*
Description: Divaricately branched perennial to 30 cm high; branches velvety-tomentose.
Leaves semiterete, 5–15 mm long, spreading, villous.
Perianth 4-lobed, woolly. Stamens 4.
Fruiting perianth moderately to densely woolly; base slightly oblique to horizontal; 3 longer spines usually 5–8 mm long, the other 2 spines usually <5 mm long and of uneven length. Seed horizontal.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in shrubland and grassland.
In shrubland and grassland.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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