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infestation (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
habit in fruit (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
thick, fleshy, stems and leaves (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
close-up of immature and mature fruit (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
Psilocaulon granulicaule (Haw.) Schwantes
Mesembryanthemum granulicaule Haw.Mesembryanthemum tenue Haw.Psilocaulon tenue (Haw.) Schwantes (misapplied)
match-head plant, matchhead plant, noon-flower, wiry noon flower, wiry noon-flower, wiry noonflower
Native to southern Africa (i.e. South Africa).
widely naturalised in southern Australia (i.e. in western New South Wales, north-western Victoria and many parts of South Australia). Possibly also naturalised in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Wiry noon-flower (Psilocaulon granulicaule) is regarded as a minor environmental weed or potential environmental weed in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.
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