Structure & Leaves
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Species:||Shrubby Twinleaf (Zygophyllum aurantiacum)|
|Other names:||Biarpiti or Native Hop|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
A hardy plant that has beautiful yellow flowers, with 4 petals.
Twinleaf refers to the fact the leaves always branch off, in the middle, into 2 leaflets.
Leaves are dark green and succulent, but much more cylindrical than the pointed twinleaf.
It has large, winged, pale green fruit.
Biarpiti grub (Endoxyla biarpiti) larvae feed on the roots of this plant. The aboriginal name of this plant is Biarpiti, ergo Biarpiti grubs.