Ewart & J. White, J.R.Soc. N.S.W. 42:197, t. 36 (1909).
Synonymy: Z. iodocarpum F. Muell. var. bilobum Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:293 (1863).
Common name: Dwarf twinleaf
Small erect or ascending annual; leaflets narrow-oblong to linear, 4-10 mm long, faintly emarginate, continuous with the petiole.
Flowers small, drooping; pedicels very short; sepals 4, ovate-lanceolate, with a green centre and white scarious margins; petals 4, obovate to oblanceolate, 1-1.5 mm long, usually shorter than to almost as long as the sepals, white; stamens 8; filaments slightly flattened towards the base, not distinctly winged.
Capsule ovoid-oblong, c. 8 mm long, bluntly 4-angled; seeds usually 2 in each cell.
||Zygophyllum ovatum fruit and leaf.
Image source: fig 393n 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. 442, fig. 53k.
Mainly on calcareous loam and red-brown sandy soils.
W.Aust.; N.T.; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: July — Oct.
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