Buds, Flowers & Leaves
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants|
|Order:||Creosote Bushes (Zygophyllales)|
|Family:||Caltrop (Zygophyllaceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Pointed Twinleaf (Roepera apiculata)|
|Other names:||Common Twinleaf or Gallweed|
Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Large round green leaves, split in two (hence the "twinleaf").
Flowers are rich yellow, 5 petals, with a green centre.
For us, the common names are a misnomer as the Shrubby Twinleaf is far more numerous on Ellura than the common. And you can't see the points on the leaves until you get up close & personal.
We refer to this one as "broad-leaved" to avoid confusion.
We are in information overload, so haven't managed to learn all the scientific names yet (just can't seem to remember apiculatum .... it'll happen