Suaeda baccifera Pall. APNI*
Synonyms: Suaeda sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Glaucous, erect or spreading, annual or short-lived perennial to c. 50 cm high.
Leaves succulent, semiterete, to c. 20 mm long.
Flowers bisexual and female. Fruiting perianth c. 1.5 mm diam.; segments inflated, c. 1 mm long, fused near base. Stamens 5 or absent.
Seed `comma-shaped', c. 1 mm long, reddish brown to black, the surface virtually smooth with a very faint pattern visible at higher magnifications.
Distribution and occurrence: Saline areas of the Riverina. Native of U.S.S.R.
NSW subdivisions: *SWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Vic.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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