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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Halosarcia pluriflora

Citation: Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 3:39 (1980).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Shrubs to 1 m high; branchlets slender; articles acutely lobed, denticulate; spikes terminal, slender.

Flowers 3-7 in each of the opposite bracts (when over 3 the lateral ones reduced in size), free, somewhat ascending; perianth succulent towards the apex, thin at the base; apex rounded; lobes 3, irregular, denticulate; ovary thin.

Fruiting perianth pithy or chartaceous; pericarp membranous, fused to the perianth; seed semicircular, c. 1 mm long, ribbed over the embryo, otherwise smooth, a dark reddish-brown; mature fruitlets eventually breaking away from the axis to expose the seed at its base.

image of FSA1_Halosarcia_plu.jpg Halosarcia pluriflora portion of spike.
Image source: fig. 158f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Found on margins of salt lakes and springs.

  N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: all months.


SA Distribution Map based
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