Salsola tragus subsp. pontica (Pall.) Rilke

Biblioth. Bot. 149: 133 (1999) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Leaves usually somewhat succulent (spongy when dry), semi-terete to trigonous, oblong to broadly triangular, 7–22 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, floral leaves to 6 mm wide. Fruiting perianth with reduced or absent wing. 

GipP, VVP, *Brid, *OtP. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Recorded from coastal sites near Portland and around Port Phillip Bay and Western Port.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-04-21
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-14
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
genus Salsola
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Salsola tragus subsp. pontica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Salsola tragus subsp. pontica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Bridgewater present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present introduced