Common name: Seablite
Suaeda australis (R.Br.) Moq. APNI*
Synonyms: Chenopodium australe R.Br. APNI*
Description: Glabrous spreading perennial to c. 1 m high.
Leaves succulent, linear, to c. 40 mm long, ± flattened.
Flowers axillary or in short, terminal spike-like or paniculate inflorescences, bisexual. Fruiting perianth mostly succulent, 1.5–2 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on coastal or estuarine shorelines or salt marshes.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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