Sclerolaena divaricata

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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: Sclerolaena
Species: Sclerolaena divaricata



Sclerolaena divaricata (R.Br.) Sm., in Rees, Cycl. 31. (1815)


  • Basionym
    • Anisacantha divaricata R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 410. (1810)
      • Type: "(M.) v.v." [Given by E.H.Ising, Trans. Roy. Soc. South Australia 88 (1964) 91 as "SOUTH AUSTRALIA. R. Brown: BM (holotype): Inlet XII, South Coast Spencers Gulf, 1802."]
  • Homotypic
    • Bassia divaricata (R.Br.) F.Muell., Syst. Census Austral. Pl. 30 (1882)
    • Sclerolaena divaricata (R.Br.) Domin, Biblioth. Bot. 22(89): 624. (1921) - isonym
  • Heterotypic (ref. APNI)
    • Anisacantha erinacea Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 122. (1849)
      • Type: In Nova-Hollandia (Cunningh.!).
    • Bassia erinacea W.R.Barker, R.M.Barker, Jessop & Vonow, Census of South Australian Vascular Plants 5th Edition. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Supplement 1: 42 (2005), nom. inval., pro syn.


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • W- and C-New South Wales, E-South Australia, Vic

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



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Vernacular names

English: Tangled Copperburr