Tecticornia triandra (F.Muell.) K.A.Sheph. & Paul G.Wilson

Australian Systematic Botany 20: 328 (2007) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Dense, usually rounded, bright green shrub to c. 50 cm (rarely to c. 1.5 m) high. Ultimate branches thick (3–8 mm wide) with internodes 7–20 mm long, apical lobes fleshy, acute 3–5 mm long, margins pale, narrowly membranous, entire or minutely and unevenly toothed. Flowering spikes broadly cylindric to ovoid, c. 1 cm long, with 6–10 pairs of congested bracts resembling leaves but broader and acuminate to apiculate. Fruiting spike enlarged, to c. 3 cm long, 1.3 cm diam., bracts pithy toward apex, woody near base; pericarp thick and horny; seed c. 2 mm diam. Flowers mainly Aug.–Oct.

MuM, MSB, RobP. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria localized in the far north-west (e.g. Rocket Lake west of Nowingi, Merbein area, Lake Culluleraine, Lake Wallawalla environs), occurring in samphire or mallee communities.

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 (as Pachycornia triandra (F.Muell.) J.M.Black).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-14
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tecticornia triandra in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tecticornia triandra in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native