F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:29 (1855).
Synonymy: Z. glaucescens F. Muell., Pl. Indig. Col. Vic. 1:228 (1862), nom. illegit.
Common name: Pale twinleaf
Annual or perennial with an erect or procumbent stem and erect or ascending stout branches; leaflets oblique-obovate, 1-4 cm long, fleshy, more or less articulate at the base, glaucous or green.
Sepals 4, lanceolate, much shorter than the petals; petals 4, obovate, 8-15 mm long, truncate or slightly emarginate at the apex, bright-yellow; stamens 8; filaments broad-winged in the lower half; disk sinuate, with broad rounded lobes much shorter than the ovary.
Capsule ovoid-oblong, 14-18 mm long, 4-angled, drooping; seeds 3-5 in each cell.
||Zygophyllum glaucum fruit and leaf.
Image source: fig 393i in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Jessop (1981) Flora of central Australia, fig. 207C & S; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 441, fig. 53g.
On a variety of soils, predominantly loamy sands; often in mallee communities.
all mainland States.
Flowering time: June — Dec.
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