Einadia trigonos subsp. trigonos

Lax Goosefoot

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Straggling prostrate to weakly ascending perennial with branches to c. 2 m long, usually rather sparse. Leaves alternate, petiolate, broadly hastate to deltoid, mostly 10–25 mm long, 5–20 mm wide, thin-textured, bright green, glabrescent above, sparsely mealy below. Panicles axillary and/or terminal, slender, interrupted; perianth 0.5–1 mm diam., tepals sparsely mealy to glabrous; stamen solitary or absent; pericarp thin, membranous, papillate, persistent, blackening at maturity and remaining clasped by incurved tepals. Seed shining black, c. 1 mm diam., smooth to weakly striate.  Flowers mostly Sep.–Apr.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, VVP. Also Qld, NSW, NI (naturalised). In Victoria largely confined to sheltered rocky sites east from about Heyfield and not common, but with outlying occurrences in remnant native vegetation in eastern Melbourne suburbs (e.g. Kew, Springvale).

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-19
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Einadia trigonos subsp. trigonos in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Einadia trigonos subsp. trigonos in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native