Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa

Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa, with the common names native liquorice,[2] and southern liquorice[3] is a subshrub in the pea family, Fabaceae. The species is native to Australia.[2] It grows to between 0.1 and 1 metre high.[4] Narrow purple flowers appear between September and May in the species native range.[4][5]

Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa
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Scientific classification
G. acanthocarpa
Binomial name
Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa
  • Glycyrrhiza ancanthocarpa (Lindl.) J.M.Black

The species was formally described in 1838 by botanist John Lindley in Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia. It was first recorded by explorer Thomas Livingstone Mitchell in 1836 near the Lachlan River in New South Wales.[6] Lindley gave it the name Indigofera acanthocarpa.[7] The species was later transferred to the genus Glycyrrhiza.[7]


  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 7 March 2017
  2. ^ a b "Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  3. ^ USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 7 March 2017
  4. ^ a b "Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  5. ^ Wild Plants of Victoria (database). Viridans Biological Databases & Department of Sustainability and Environment. 2009.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b "Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 29 April 2012.