Scleroblitum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slightly succulent, taprooted annual herb with simple spreading or ascending stems. Leaves alternate (rosetted in young plants), petiolate, simple, slightly succulent. Flowers in compact clusters in leaf axils; terminal flower bisexual, others female. Tepals 4, free; stamen 1 or absent; stigmas 2. Fruiting perianth thickened and hard, shed with fruit enclosed. Fruit a utricle, pericarp thickened and hard; seed fused with inner wall of pericarp, testa membranous.

Monotypic, endemic Australian genus.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
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genus Scleroblitum
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