Tecticornia indica subsp. leiostachya (Benth.) K.A.Sheph. & Paul G.Wilson

Australian Systematic Botany 20: 327 (2007) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs to c. 40 cm high. Articles thick, cylindric to obovoid, slightly lobed, ciliolate. Spikes ellipsoid to cylindric, the lowest bract pair smaller than, or equal in size to those above it. Fruiting perianth spongy, pericarp hard, horny all over. Seed ovate, testa smooth and glossy. Flowers mainly winter.

LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Locally common around salt lakes and flats in far north-western Victoria, usually in mixed stands with other species of Tecticornia, extending eastwards to the Kerang area, uncommon in the Jeparit area to the south.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Chenopodiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Halosarcia indica subsp. leiostachya (Benth.) Paul G.Wilson).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-14
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tecticornia indica subsp. leiostachya in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tecticornia indica subsp. leiostachya in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native