Tetragonia eremaea Ostenf. APNI*
Description: Prostrate spreading annual or possibly a short-lived perennial.
Leaves rhombic to lanceolate, to 8 cm long, to 3 cm wide, semisucculent, papillose; petiolate.
Flowers usually solitary. Perianth lobes 4, 0.5–1 mm long; tube swollen, 4-ribbed from an early stage. Stamens alternating with perianth lobes. Styles and loculi mostly 4 (3–6).
Fruit 4–6 mm long, 5–10 mm wide, woody, laterally winged; wings 4, stiff but not woody, one pair slightly larger than the other; seeds 3–8, pyriform, c. 2 mm long, light brown.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: A. Prescott (1984)
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