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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Halosarcia lylei

Citation: Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 3:49 (1980).

Synonymy: Salicornia lylei Ewart & Jean White, J. R. Soc. New South Wales 42:195 (1909); Arthrocnemum lylei (Ewart & Jean White) J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 43:359 (1919).

Common name: None

Erect shrub to 1 m high, with erect slender branches; branchlets very slender; articles cylindrical, c. 3 mm long, dull, lobes not ciliate.

Spikes terminal, slender, to 20 mm long, c. 4 mm diam.; bracts short, with the flowers exposed; flowers free, vertical to the spike axis; apex quadrate, truncate; perianth succulent; abaxial lobe overlapped by the laterals; fruitlets protruding from the bracts; perianth firm and pithy.

Pericarp convex and crustaceous at the apex, protruding slightly from the perianth to give a mammillate appearance; seed broadly elliptic, 1-1.5 mm long; testa crustaceous, reddish-brown, concentrically granular over the embryo.

image of FSA1_Halosarcia_lyl.jpg Halosarcia lylei twig and seed
Image source: fig. 158d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Found around salt-lakes and other somewhat saline and seasonally waterlogged localities.

  W.Aust.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: Nov. — Jun. (few records).

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