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Gonocarpus salsoloides Rchb. ex Spreng.
Family Haloragaceae
Gonocarpus salsoloides Rchb. ex Spreng. APNI*

Description: Erect or ascending, much-branched perennial herb to 40 cm high; stems not conspicuously angled; ± glabrous or sparsely pilose with appressed hairs.

Leaves decussate, linear, 6–20 mm long, usually 1–2 mm wide, margins ± entire or with a few small teeth towards apex; ± sessile.

Primary bracts of inflorescences opposite, at least towards the base. Petals 2.5–2.8 mm long, red-brown to yellowish.

Fruit ovoid, 1–1.5 mm long, silver-grey, 8-ribbed, sometimes with 2 or 3 calluses between the ribs.


Distribution and occurrence: in swampy areas on sand, uncommon; coastal districts from Port Macquarie to Royal N.P.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RCa
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: A.E. Orchard (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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