Ostenf., Biol. Meddel. Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selk. 3, 2:76, fig. lib (1921).
Synonymy: Z. fruticulosum DC. var. eremaeum Diels, Bot. Jb. 35:315 ( 1904); Z. aurantiacum (Lindley)F. Muell. var. eremaeum (Diels)H. Eichler, Taxon 12:297 (1963).
Common name: Climbing twinleaf
Subshrub with slender stems, sometimes scrambling through stronger shrubs, and sometimes apparently annual; leaflets linear, continuous with the petiole, usually pointed at the apex.
Sepals 4, ovate, acute, 3-4 mm long; petals 4, narrow-oblanceolate, more or less acute at the apex, 3-5 mm long, pale-yellow.
Fruit indehiscent, round in outline, 8-13 mm long, with 4 very thin vertical wings; seed (by abortion) usually 1 per fruit.
||Zygophyllum eremaeum fruit and leaf.
Image source: fig 393h in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 441, fig. 53f.
Chiefly on calcareous sand and stony red-brown sandy loam; often scrambling into taller shrubs.
W.Aust.; N.T.; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: July — Oct.
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