This taxon name is not current. The available references for this name are:
Xanthium pungens Wallr. is more recently known as Xanthium occidentale Bertol.
Reason See A.E. Orchard in Fl.Australia 37:569 (2015)
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A taxon name that is no longer current will retain its ‘Threatened’, ‘Extinct’, or ‘Extinct in the Wild’ status until a new name has been published in a Biodiversity Conservation Order.