Common name: Poverty Bush, Tangled Poverty Bush
Sclerolaena intricata (R.H.Anderson) A.J.Scott APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia intricata R.H.Anderson APNI*
Description: Hemispherical glabrous perennial to c. 70 cm high.
Leaves terete, succulent, to c. 50 mm long.
Fruiting perianth 3–5 mm long, laterally attached, glabrous; spines mostly 5, sometimes 3 or 4, spreading or recurved, 6–10 mm long, one usually much shorter than the others; limb erect, hairy, conspicuous.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread colonizing species on heavy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
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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