Enchylaena R.Br.

2 species endemic Aust.; all states and territories except Tas.

Enchylaena tomentosa R.Br.

Diffuse or compact shrub up to 1 m high; stems usually tomentose, striate or ribbed. Leaves alternate, subterete, tomentose, 6–15 mm long. Flowers bisexual, axillary, solitary, sessile. Perianth enlarging after flowering, becoming succulent, red or yellow (black when dry), depressed-globular, 5–8 mm diam., glabrous. Fruit a nut enclosed in the perianth. Sea coasts. Fl. most of the year. Ruby Saltbush