Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Herbaceous or somewhat woody perennials. Leaves opposite or alternate, linear to broadly hastate, mealy with sessile vesicular hairs when young. Inflorescence a raceme or panicle; flowers small, sessile or shortly pedicellate, in clusters; terminal flower of cluster bisexual; tepals 5 (occasionally 4), finally spreading; stamens 1–3; pericarp membranous or becoming succulent in fruit. Seed horizontal, lens-shaped.

4 Australian and 2 New Zealand species.

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, 2018-10-05
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