Dissocarpus biflorus

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Dissocarpus biflorus


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Camphorosmoideae
Tribus: Camphorosmeae
Genus: Dissocarpus
Species: Dissocarpus biflorus

Varietates: D. b. var. biflorus – D. b. var. cephalocarpus – D. b. var. villosus



Dissocarpus biflorus F.Muell., Trans. Phil. Inst. Vict. 2: 75. (1858)

  • Type: "In the Murray desert near Eustone."
APNI: "Mueller writes "Sclerolaena biflora R.Br. belongs possibly to this plant." This name must be regarded as sp. nov. and not as comb. nov. as given by Ising and Scott."


  • Heterotypic
    • Sclerolaena biflora R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 410. (1810)
    • Chenolea biflora (R.Br.) F.Muell., Fragm. (Mueller) 10(85): 91. (1876)
    • Bassia biflora (R.Br.) F.Muell., Syst. Census Austral. Pl. 30. (1882)


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • Australia: NT, SA, Qld, NSW, Vic.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Twin-flower Saltbush
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