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Frankenia foliosa J.M.Black
Family Frankeniaceae
Frankenia foliosa J.M.Black APNI*

Description: Subshrub to 60 cm high, stems erect or spreading, densely pubescent.

Leaves spreading, linear to oblong, 3–7 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, margins flat, midrib prominent, surfaces often salt-encrusted, upper surface minutely pubescent and punctate, lower surface pubescent; sessile.

Flowers solitary or in short dichasia; bracts and bracteoles similar to leaves or larger. Calyx 4–8 mm long, minutely pubescent, ribs ± glabrous, grooves often gland-dotted. Petals to 9 mm long. Stamens 6 or 7.

Seeds deeply wrinkled.


Flowering: summer to autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in inland areas, often in salt lakes. Introduced to the Central Western Slopes.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by C. Miller
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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