Common name: Sea Berry Saltbush
Rhagodia candolleana Moq. APNI*
Description: Spreading or erect shrub to 4 m high; branches striate, with vesicular hairs when young.
Leaves opposite or alternate, elliptic to broad-ovate to hastate, 20–35 mm long, apex acute to obtuse; shortly petiolate.
Flowers mostly unisexual. Perianth segments densely pubescent on outer surface. Female flower with staminodes usually half the length of the perianth segments.
Fruit with fleshy perianth at base; seed 1.5–2.5 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: in saline or sandy areas near the coast.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A. W.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. candolleana|
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