Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 3:56 (1980).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Decumbent to erect shrub 0.2-1 m high; articles broadly obovoid, c. 5 mm long, glossy or dull, bluntly to acutely lobed, apiculate; margin entire or denticulate.
Spikes sessile or terminal on the lateral branchlets, continuing growth vegetatively, articles 1-10, similar at flowering to the vegetative articles; flowers coalescent, almost completely obscured by the bracts; perianth with thick lateral walls; apex strongly dorsiventrally flattened; lateral lobes large, conduplicate and imbricate; abaxial lobe minute.
Fruiting spike intercalary; fruitlets fused laterally to each other; perianth with leathery or crustaceous lateral walls, pericarp free from the perianth, spongy to crustaceous; seed ovoid, c. 1.2 mm long, testa membranous, pale-brown, concentrically granular over the embryo; seed released enclosed in the pericarp through the longitudinal splitting of the perianth.
Either coastal or on the margin of salt lakes.
Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: probably all months.
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