Nuytsia 4: 53 (1982) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Densely divaricately branched shrub to c. 1 m high, each branch terminated by a slender spine. Leaves alternate, shortly petiolate, fleshy, elliptic to obovate, 3–5 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, dull green to greyish from a sparse to very dense covering of vesicular hairs. Inflorescence few-flowered, with flowers clustered or solitary along terminal branches; perianth globose, 1–1.5 mm diam., densely mealy on outer surface. Berry to c. 2 mm diam., initially enclosed by enlarged fruiting perianth; fleshy pericarp not always developed; seed c. 1.5 mm diam., smooth or slightly granular. Flowers mostly Aug.–Nov.
MuM. Also WA, SA, NSW. Localized in the northern part of the Sunset Country (north and north-west of Hattah), but locally common. Occurring on red loamy soils, usually containing limestone, in dune swales and on flat ground.
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