E. Launert FTEA 1968
Inflorescences terminating leafy branches, with an elongate (3-8 cm. long) very slightly thickened axis; bracts lanceolate-triangular, up to 2 mm. long, always acute, with a pair of usually very small glands mostly above the base, inserted some way below the pedicel. Annual shoots +/- coriaceous, very tardily glabrescent.
Acridocarpus alopecurus var. machaeropterus Niedenzu