Twin-leaf Desert Senna
Whole Bush
Ellura
Twin-leaf Desert Senna
Leaf
 
    
Twin-leaf Desert Senna (Senna artemisioides ssp zygophylla)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Fabales
Family: Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)
Species: Twin-leaf Desert Senna (Senna artemisioides ssp zygophylla)
This Photo:     Structure
Other name: Punty Bush

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Very similar to the Senna artemisioides ssp filifolia, but the leaves are not cylindrical; even though they look it from one side. They are heavily curved, like a new moon in cross section. The photo's tell the story easier than it is to describe them.
The leaves are also shorter, which reduces the spiky appearance.
Oops, forgot to mention; they also regularly have 4 leaflets, not the 2 of filifolia.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Oct-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species