Feddes Repert. 89: 112 (1978) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Compact, densely branched shrub to c. 30 cm high, branches sparsely woolly. Leaves subulate, semi-terete, flattened or narrowly winged near base, 5–10 mm long, somewhat shining, lightly covered when young with appressed hairs (hairs medifixed with the lower part considerably shorter than the upper). Fruiting perianth hard, shining, readily detaching from stem; tube somewhat angular, turbinate, 1.5–2.5 mm long, 6–10-ribbed, slightly obliquely attached, attachment circular to ovate, curved, slightly concave; limb conspicuous, erect, to c. 2 mm long, pubescent; spines 2 or 3, glabrous, the 2 larger erect or slightly divergent, 5–8 mm long, the third (if present) to c. 3 mm long, arising from the base of one of the larger spines Fruits Oct-Jan. (2 records).
MSB. Also NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria from a few recent collections on low rises within floodplain country near the Murray River downstream from about Merbein. A specimen at MEL labelled 'Wimmera, 1892' is of dubious origin.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|