R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 410 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Coast bonefruit.
Much branched prostrate to erect perennial to 30 cm high, sparsely pilose in leaf axils otherwise glabrous; leaves obovoid and c. 5 mm long, to slender and subterete and 20-30 mm long, acute, succulent.
Flowers: perianth tube cylindrical, c. 1 mm high, lobes 3, membranous, c. 0.5 mm high, puberulent; stamens 3.
Fruiting perianth ovoid to urceolate, 1.5-2.5 mm high, succulent outside, woody within; tube extending upwards to form a fleshy cup-shaped outgrowth c. 0.5 mm high obscuring and overlapping the perianth lobes and on drying forming 3 rarely 4 short knobs between the segments; seed horizontal to slightly oblique; radicle erect.
Found in coastal and estuarine saltmarshes and occasionally around inland salt lakes.
S.Aust.: NU, FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: principally May — Nov.
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