Ann. Sci. Nat., ser. 1, 23: 318 (1831) APNI
Erect or rounded perennial, to c. 0.7 m high, glabrous, bright green, yellowish or red-tinted. Leaves linear, trigonous in section or subterete, or narrowly obovoid, acute or obtuse, mostly 7–20(–50) mm long, 1–3.5 mm wide. Flowers bisexual (or rarely female), in axillary clusters; perianth lobed from below midway. Fruiting perianth slightly succulent but not inflated, depressed-globular, to c. 2 mm diam.; seed horizontal, lenticular, 1–1.5 mm diam., testa black or dark reddish-brown, smooth. Flowers mostly Oct.–Mar.
Brid, EGL, GipP, OtP, OtR, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Common fringing coastal and estuarine saltmarsh or brackish swamps, localized further inland where noted from Lake Corangamite and Natimuk districts.
A very variable species, possibly incorporating several taxa; chief differences appear to be in habit and length and relative thickness of leaves.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|