Eriochiton sclerolaenoides (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex A.J.Scott

Feddes Repert. 89: 119 (1978) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Procumbent, tufted or weakly erect subshrub to c. 20 cm high. Leaves spreading, 5–10 mm long, somewhat fleshy. Fruiting perianth burr-like, c. 1.5 mm high, 2–3 mm diam. (not including copious woolly covering), outer appendages 2–3 mm long, inner appendages slightly shorter. Fruits mostly Sep.–Mar.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, VVP. WA, NT, SA, NSW. Locally rather common in far north-western Victoria (south-east to near Terrick Terrick). A specimen at MEL purportedly collected near Bacchus Marsh in 1912 must be considered dubious. Occurs chiefly on heavy alluvial soils and cracking clays, occasionaly on stabilized dunes in mallee scrub.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Chenopodiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Eriochiton sclerolaenoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eriochiton sclerolaenoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native