Salicornia blackiana Ulbr.

Taxonomic status:Accepted

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Decumbent to shortly erect, often stoloniferous perennial, to c. 60 cm high. Branches with articles narrowly obovoid, cylindric or barrel-shaped mostly 5–15 mm long, sometimes glaucous. Spikes 1–6 cm long, 4–9 mm diam. in fruit. Flowers 10–26 per false whorl, in a single row or with the central florets in two tiers. Seed circular, covered at least around perimeter with short, spreading papillae. Flowers most of year.

GipP, MuM, OtP, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Tas. In Victoria occasional in coastal and estuary saltmarsh communities (e.g. Portland, Point Lonsdale, near Geelong, Corner Inlet, Lake Reeve), uncommon inland in the north-west (e.g. Pink Lakes near Underbool, Dimboola area). Sometimes occurring with S. quinqueflora.

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 Sarcocornia blackiana (Ulbr.) A.J.Scott).
Updated by: Niels Klazenga, 2017-09-14
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Salicornia blackiana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Salicornia blackiana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native