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Rhagodia candolleana

Citation: Moq., Chenop. Monogr. Enum. 10 (1840).

Synonymy: R. billardieri sensu Benth., Fl. Aust. 5:152 (1970), partly, auct. non R. Br.; R. baccata sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 287 (1948), auct. non (Labill.)Moq.

Common name: Seaberry saltbush.

Weak spreading shrub; leaves opposite to alternate, shortly petiolate; lamina thin to leathery, narrow- to broad-elliptic, broad-ovate or hastate, 10-25 mm long, acute to obtuse, sparsely scaly to glabrous above, scaly below and developing a grey to silvery sheen or glabrescent.

Inflorescence a pyramidal panicle to 15 cm long; perianth densely mealy outside; perianth-segments ovate, with thickened midrib; male flowers: disc saucer-shaped, puberulous within; pistillode minute or similar to the ovary but with erect stigmas; female flower: staminodes with ovate membranous filaments; disc thick and woolly; stigmas spreading.

Berry clasped at the base by the fleshy red perianth; seed depressed-globose, 1.5-2.5 mm diam.; testa almost smooth to rugulose.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

Key to Infraspecific taxa:
1. Leaves elliptic to broadly ovate or bluntly hastate; lower surface grey or glabrescent
subsp. candolleana 1a.
1. Leaves hastate, acute, lower surface with a silvery sheen
subsp. argentea 1b.

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