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Sesuvium portulacastrum L.
Family Aizoaceae
Sesuvium portulacastrum L. APNI*

Description: Prostrate herb with stems to 1 m long, rooting at nodes.

Leaves linear to lanceolate or oblanceolate, to 7 cm long, 5–10 mm wide.

Flowers solitary, axillary, pedicellate; bracts absent. Perianth lobes 6–9 mm long, dorsal mucro c. 1.5 mm long. Filaments c. 6 mm long.

Capsule c. 8 mm long; seeds c. 1.5 mm across, smooth, black.


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Distribution and occurrence: Grows on tropical coasts of Aust. Grows on sand or mud.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: A. Prescott (1984)


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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