Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 3:54 (1980).
Synonymy: Arthrocnemum pruinosum Paulsen, Dansk. bot. Ark. 2, 8:63 (1918).
Common name: None
Shrub to 1 m high; articles obovoid, 3-8 mm long, often pruinose; lobes rounded, entire.
Spikes terminal, occasionally continuing growth vegetatively, narrow-cylindrical, 1.5-3.5 rarely to 10 cm long, 3-5 mm diam., bracts shortly barrel-shaped, closely overlapping and obscuring the flowers; flowers free with age, steeply ascending; apex dorsiventrally compressed, acute; perianth thin but fleshy; lateral lobes large, conduplicate; abaxial lobe small and included.
Fruiting bracts spongy, retaining their shape; fruitlets totally enclosed, free; perianth brittle, muricate on the outside; pericarp free, thinly crustaceous towards the apex, membranous or absent towards the base; seed ovoid, c. 1 mm long; testa membranous, with faint concentric granulation over the embryo, pale-brown; perianth eventually splitting in the medial sagittal plane to release the seed.
Found in moderately saline soil both on the coast and inland.
W.Aust.; N.T.; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: all months.
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