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Genus Scleroblitum Family Chenopodiaceae

Description: Annual or perennial herbs with a sparse mealy indumentum.

Leaves flat, the basal leaves forming a rosette, the cauline leaves alternate.

Flowers bisexual and unisexual in axillary clusters. Perianth segments 4, hardened and erect in fruit. Stamen 1. Style 2-branched.

Seed lenticular; pericarp thick and hard, testa thin; embryo horseshoe-shaped.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species, endemic.

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Scleroblitum atriplicinum

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