Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 2:264 (1891).
Synonymy: Demidovia tetragonioides Pallas, Enum. Pl. Hort. Demidof Mosc. 150 (1781); T. expansa Murray, Comm. Goet. 6:13 (1783); T. inermis F. Muell., Linnaea 25:384 (1853).
Common name: New Zealand spinach, Warragul cabbage.
Published illustration: Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 280.
Biology: The typical New Zealand form is perennial, with long prostrate rooting branches. The arid Australian form appears to be annual, with short prostrate branches radiating from a tap root. The New Zealand form is grown widely, sometimes eaten as a vegetable, and naturalised in Europe and Africa.
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State Herbarium of South Australia