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

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Pale Twinleaf




Annual or biennial forb to 40cm tall or prostrate.  Leaves opposite each other, with two succulent lobes, rarely leaflets (with a joint between the leaflets and the leaf stem), each 1-4cm long, 10-31mm wide, flat, hairless, often glaucous, tips rounded.  Flowers yellow, with 4 petals, borne singly at the bases of the leaves.  Fruiting body with 4 angles.

Description and photo (page 441), and line drawing of fruiting body (Fig. 53g 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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