Common name: Western Copperburr
Sclerolaena parallelicuspis (R.H.Anderson) A.J.Scott APNI*
Synonyms: Bassia parallelicuspis R.H.Anderson APNI*
Description: Erect or decumbent perennial to c. 30 cm high with hairy branches.
Leaves linear, slightly flattened, usually succulent, to c. 25 mm long, hairy.
Fruiting perianth hairy, c. 3 mm long; base hollow, oblique; spines erect, parallel, c. 2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but uncommon.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, 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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