Common Name

Scrambling Twinleaf




Shrub to 1m tall or prostrate, sometimes scrambling over other plants.  Leaves opposite each other, with 2 succulent lobes (with an obvious junction between the basal section of the leaf and the leaflets), each 1-2.5cm long, 1-3mm wide, cylindrical to flat, hairless, tips blunt with a tiny point.  Flowers yellow, with 4 petals, borne singly at the bases of the leaves.   Fruiting bodies 4-angled. 

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

PlantNET description:

Photo of flowers and leaves. Photographer Barbara Randell, Marino Conservation Park, SA