Threlkeldia diffusa R.Br.

Coast Bonefruit

Prodr. 410 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate to procumbent perennial, often slightly glaucous. Leaves narrowly oblanceolate, 5–15 mm long. Perianth tube fleshy, cylindrical, c. 1 mm long, indistinctly 3-lobed at apex; stamens 3. Fruiting perianth ovoid to urceolate, 2.5–3.5 mm long, thinly succulent, woody within, the tube extending above the lobes as a low, unevenly 2–4-lobed rim c. 0.5 mm high. Fruits most of year.

Brid, GipP, Glep, MuM, OtP, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also WA, SA, Tas. Rare around salt-pans in north-western Victoria (e.g. Raak Plains, Pink Lakes), and scattered along coastal dunes, cliffs and tidal saltmarsh from the South Australian border at Nelson to Wilsons Promontory.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-12
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
genus Threlkeldia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Threlkeldia diffusa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Threlkeldia diffusa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Wilsons Promontory present native