Black Bluebush, Shrubby Bluebush, Sago Bush
Shrub or perennial forb to 1.5m tall. Often spiny branches. Leaves succulent, alternating up the stems, 0.2-0.6cm long, flat to flattened cylindrical, hairy. Male and female flowers frequently on different plants. Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), solitary a the bases of the leaves. Fruiting body green to yellow, brown to black when dry, with a single hairless horizontal wing with 0-1 radial slit. Upper nad lower body of the fruiting body hairy.
Description and photo (page 273) and line drawing of fruiting body (Fig. 47-24 page 271) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales