Seeds of South Australia
Neurada procumbens (Neuradaceae)
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List of species for Neurada
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Herbarium region:
Lake Eyre
NRM region:
South Australian Arid Lands
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Neurada]
Name derivation:
Neurada possible from the Greek 'neuron' meaning nerve, sinew and 'aden' meaning gland. Procumbens from Latin meaning to lie along the ground; referring to the species habit.
An introduced species native to North Africa, Mediterranean region, the Middle East to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and north-western India and recorded from the Simpson Desert in South Australia, growing on sand dunes. Also found in the Northern Territory.
Introduced. Uncommon in South Australia. Uncommon the Northern Territory.
Plant description:
Procumbent herb with densely hairy stems arising from a central tap root. Leaves blue-green, oval-shape, to 25 mm long and 15 mm wide. Inflorescence solitary in leaf axils with small cream, greenish or pinkish flower. 
Fruit type:
Woody hairy disc-shaped fruit with spines on the upper surface that becomes sharp when dried.