Salsola tragus subsp. tragus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves stiffly chartaceous, flattened-trigonous to trigonous, linear, subulate or triangular, 6–27 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, floral leaves to 3.5 mm wide. Fruiting perianth winged.

CVU, EGU, MuM, SnM, VVP, Wim, *GipP, *Gold, *LoM, *MuF, *RobP, *VRiv. Widespread throughout north western Victoria, with disjunct populations near Bacchus Marsh and the upper Snowy River area near Deddick (see note under species profile regarding this population). Usually occupying disturbed areas (e.g. Roadsides, along railway tracks and in paddocks).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-04-21
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2018-02-12
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
genus Salsola
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Salsola tragus subsp. tragus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Salsola tragus subsp. tragus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present introduced
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Robinvale Plains present introduced
Murray Fans present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Goldfields present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Snowy Mountains present native