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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Osteocarpum pentapterum

Citation: Volkens, Natürl. Pflanzenfam. 3, la:72 (1893).

Synonymy: Babbagia pentaptera F. Muell. & Tate, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 6:108 (1883).

Common name: None

Description:
Rounded perennial branched from the base, c. 20 cm high, pilose in the leaf axils otherwise glabrous; leaves congested, clavate, c. 5 mm long, fleshy.

Fruiting perianth: tube depressed-globular, sessile, ribbed, c. 1 mm high and 1.5 mm wide; wings 5, erect, fan-shaped, c. 2 mm high, arising from the side of the tube, in all c. 6 mm diam.

Distribution:  In heavy soil subject to flooding.

S.Aust.: LE, FR, EP.   N.T.; Qld.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: not available.


SA Distribution Map based
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