Sarcozona praecox (F.Muell.) S.T.Blake

in H.Eichler, Suppl. J.M. Black’s Fl. South Australia, edn 2, 134 (1965) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Prostrate or shrubby perennial to c. 0.5 m high, 1 m diam. Leaves 4–10 cm long, 4–7 mm diam, glaucous, warty, the adaxial face flat, outer surfaces flat to convex, the dorsal angle usually raised and roughened; bracts of involucre 12–20 mm long, fused in the lower two-thirds, internally appressed to but remaining free from ovary. Sepals 4 (rarely 5), the longer 3–5 mm long, acute, keeled and fleshy throughout, the shorter obtuse and with broad membranous margins; petaloid staminodes mostly c. 2 cm long; styles and locules of ovary 4 (rarely 5). Fruit globoid, c. 1 cm diam.; seeds ovate, acute, c. 1 cm long, smooth. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

DunT, Gold, LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Occasional in mallee and Callitris-Casuarina woodlands of the north-west, usually on loamier soils.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Aizoaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Aizoaceae
genus Sarcozona
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Sarcozona praecox in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Sarcozona praecox in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Goldfields present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales