J. Black, Fl.S. Aust. 333 (1924).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Rabbit-ears twinleaf
Erect or ascending annual; leaflets ovate to almost orbicular, the uppermost oblong and more or less acute, 8-15 mm long, appressed to each other with their upper surfaces, glaucous; sepals 4, glaucous with whitish membranous margins.
Petals 4, obovate, rounded at the apex, 4-6 mm long, twice as long as the sepals, yellow; stamens 8; filaments winged in the lower part; disk with 4 erect linear-oblong lobes which are truncate and ciliolate at the apex and almost as long as the ovary.
Capsule obovoid, 7-10 mm long, 4-angled; seeds 2-4 in each cell.
||Zygophyllum compressum fruit and leaf.
Image source: fig 393e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Jessop (1981) Flora of central Australia, fig. 207B & T.
In salty claypans, probably gypsophilous.
W.Aust.; N.T.; Vic.
Flowering time: April — Nov., rarely in summer.
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