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Enchylaena tomentosa.jpg
Enchylaena tomentosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Camphorosmoideae
Genus: Enchylaena

E. tomentosa
E. lanata

Enchylaena is a genus of two species of small perennial shrubs endemic to Australia. Plants of this genus are commonly known as barrier saltbushes.

The genus was published by Robert Brown in 1810, along with the species Enchylaena tomentosa. A number of putative species have been published since then, but all bar one have been transferred into other genera, or given synonymy with E. tomentosa. The exception is Enchylaena lanata, published by Paul G. Wilson in 1984.

Species List:


E. tomentosa is widely distributed throughout Australia. E. lanata is endemic to Western Australia.