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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Halosarcia nitida

Citation: Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 3:38 (1980).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Shrub c. 0.5 m high; articles glossy, c. 5 mm long; margin entire to crenulate; lobes shortly acuminate.

Spikes terminal; bract-pairs similar to (but slightly shorter than) the vegetative articles; flowers free, steeply ascending, dorsiventrally compressed and slightly winged towards the apex; perianth thin (when dry), apex rounded to acuminate.

Pericarp ellipsoid, papery, with a membranous base; seed ovoid, c. 1 mm long; testa very thin, pale-brown, concentrically granular over the embryo, otherwise smooth; fruitlets eventually tearing away from the axis and exposing the seed.

Distribution:  Found in strongly saline or gypseous soils.

  Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: Sept. — Dec.


SA Distribution Map based
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