Fruiting bodies and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Lake Mungo World Heritage area

Flowers, fruiting bodies, and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Gall Weed; Pointed Twinleaf; Common Twinleaf




Shrub to 1.5m tall.  Leaves opposite each other, with two somewhat succulent leaflets (with an obvious junction between the basal section of the leaf and the leaflets), each 1.2-4cm long, 7-26mm wide, flat, hairless, tips blunt with a tiny point.  Flowers yellow, with 5 petals, borne singly at the bases of the leaves.  Fruiting body with 5 angles.

Description and photo (page 439), and line drawing of fruiting body (Fig. 53b page 440) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

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