Salicornia quinqueflora Bunge ex Ung.-Sternb.

Taxonomic status:Accepted

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Decumbent to shortly erect or tufted, often stoloniferous perennial, to c. 30 cm high. Branches with articles cylindric to narrowly obovoid, mostly 5–20 mm long. Spikes 1–5 cm long, 3–5 mm diam. in fruit. Flowers 10–18 per false whorl, arranged in a single row. Seed circular, covered with acute, sometimes hooked hairs.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, HNF, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

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 Sarcocornia quinqueflora (Bunge ex Ung.-Sternb.) A.J.Scott).
Updated by: Niels Klazenga, 2017-09-14
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Salicornia quinqueflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Salicornia quinqueflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native