Tecticornia pergranulata (J.M.Black) K.A.Sheph. & Paul G.Wilson

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect to decumbent shrub to c. 50 (rarely c. 100) cm high. Articles of ultimate branchlets cylindric to obovoid, usually dull, often glaucous, mostly 1–5 mm long; lobes rounded, margins entire. Spikes terminal, to c. 5 cm long; opposite bracts united, margins entire; flowers free or fused to each other and to upper bract; perianth truncate or rounded at apex. Fruiting perianth and pericarp fused, spongy or pithy; seed broadly ovate to circular, c. 1 mm long, readily released from perianth at maturity, testa crustaceous, dark reddish-brown to black, covered all over by concentric rows of horseshoe-shaped, tuberculate ridges.

GipP, Gold, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim.

4 subspecies, 2 in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-04-27
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-12-05
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tecticornia pergranulata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tecticornia pergranulata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native