Malacocera tricornis (Benth.) R.H.Anderson


Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 51: 382 (1926) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Weak, decumbent to erect shrub, to c. 60 cm high. Leaves 5–17 mm long, usually ascending with slightly recurved tips, covered with white to tawny, semi-appressed silky hairs. Flowers solitary. Fruiting perianth Y-shaped, the processes 4–8 mm long. Fruits Aug.–Nov.

MuM, MSB, RobP. Inland parts of all mainland states. Occasional on clay pans and heavy alluvial flats along the Murray River floodplain from Boundary Bend downstream to the South Australian border.

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