Small-winged Bindyi
Flower & Leaf
Ellura
Small-leaf Bindyi
Leaves & Thorns
 
                      
Small-leaf Bindyi (Sclerolaena brevifolia)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Small Bluebushes & Saltbushes
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Small-leaf Bindyi (Sclerolaena brevifolia)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Difficult to separate from Oblique-spined Bindyi (Sclerolaena obliquicuspis) as the other species can have small young leaves (in relation to spine length) as well. It's important to look at the entire plant looking for long leaves to confirm id.

Similar Species: Oblique-spined Bindyi (Sclerolaena obliquicuspis)

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Oct-2022
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)