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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Halosarcia syncarpa

Citation: Paul G. Wilson, Nuytsia 3:56 (1980).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
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.

Distribution:  Either coastal or on the margin of salt lakes.

  W.Aust.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

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


SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

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