Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa

Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa, commonly known as Native Liquorice, is a subshrub in the pea family, Fabaceae. The species is native to Australia.[1] It grows to between 0.1 and 1 metre high.[2] Narrow purple flowers appear between September and May in the species native range.[2][3]

The species was formally described in in 1838 by botanist John Lindley in Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia. It was discovered by explorer Thomas Livingstone Mitchell in 1836 near the Lachlan River in New South Wales.[4] Lindley gave it the name Indigofera acanthocarpa.[5] The species was later transferred to the genus Glycyrrhiza.[5]


  1. ^ "Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia. 
  3. ^ Wild Plants of Victoria (database). Viridans Biological Databases & Department of Sustainability and Environment. 2009. 
  4. ^ Mitchell, Thomas (July 27, 2004). The Project Gutenberg EBook of Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2). Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
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