Tecticornia pruinosa (Paulsen) K.A.Sheph. & Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Halosarcia pruinosa (Paulsen) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Arthrocnemum pruinosum Paulsen APNI*
Description: Low hemispherical shrub, usually < 1 m high.
Branches succulent, ± cylindrical, leaf lobes entire.
Inflorescence 2–50 mm long. Flowers fused to one another and, at least in the lower half, to the upper bract; bisexual or with either the stamen or the ovary sterile.
Seed smooth and glossy all over.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in both coastal and inland saline areas.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990) (as Halosarcia pruinosa)
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