Grey Bindyi
Resprounting from an old plant
Oblique-spined Bindyi
Close Up
Oblique-spined Bindyi (Sclerolaena obliquicuspis)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Small Bluebushes & Saltbushes
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Oblique-spined Bindyi (Sclerolaena obliquicuspis)
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Other names: I'm sure it's a weed, Owwwww that hurts, Limestone Bindii or Limestone Copperburr

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Difficult to see, but the thorns are twisted compared to the plane of the fruit. The spines can be somewhat hidden amoung the leaves as the mature leaves are long compared to the length of the spines.

Similar Species: Small-leaf Bindyi (Sclerolaena brevifolia)

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Sep-2022
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)