Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 42: 177, t. 17 figs. 7-9 (1918) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Compact dwarf shrub, to 15 cm tall; branches densely covered in minute, spreading hairs; internodes 1–9 mm long. Leaves on long-shoot 3–9 mm long; petiole 0.1–0.7 mm long, not narrowed distally where 0.8–1.2 mm wide, hairy; leaf-blade ovate or oblong, subterete, 0.8–1.4 mm wide; margins tightly revolute; midrib very prominent, raised on lower surface, broad, flat; surfaces grey-green, covered in minute hairs or midvein and lower surface rarely glabrous; short-shoot leaves often slightly shorter. Flowers 2–16 in axillary dichasia or solitary. Calyx 5-lobed, 5–6 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, wholly hairy or centres of ribs glabrous; petals 5, 7–11 mm long; stamens 6; style-branches 3; ovules c. 14–40. Flowers most of year.
LoM, MuM, MSB. Also SA, Qld, NSW. On saline and gypseous soils in the Murray-Mallee region, from Lake Tyrrell to the far north-west corner of Victoria.
Frankenia foliosa is characterized by apparently sessile leaves having a prominent midrib and the overall covering of minute, almost papillate hairs.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|