Twin-leaf Desert Senna
Green Pod
Twin-leaf Desert Senna
Dried Pod
Twin-leaf Desert Senna (Senna artemisioides ssp zygophylla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Fabales
Family: Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)
Species: Twin-leaf Desert Senna (Senna artemisioides ssp zygophylla)
This Photo:     Drying Pods
Other name: Punty Bush

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
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 19-Dec-2012
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.