PlantNET Home PlantNET Home | Search NSW Flora | Contact Us  
FloraOnline
Introduction
Plant Name Search
Index Search
Spatial Search
Identification Keys
Classification
Glossary
HerbLink (Type Images)
WeedAlert
Other PlantNET Sites
Other Data Sources
NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE Printable Page

Tetragonia microptera Fenzl
Family Aizoaceae
Tetragonia microptera Fenzl APNI*

Description: Prostrate spreading annual or possibly a short-lived perennial.

Leaves alternate, ovate to circular, 1–3 cm long, to 2 cm wide; petiolate.

Flowers in groups of 2–5, 1–2 mm long. Perianth segments 3 or 4, triangular. Stamens alternating with, and usually as many as, perianth segments. Styles 2 or 3.

Fruit obpyramidal, 2–4 mm long, papillose, truncate at the top with 3 or 4 projecting ridges forming flat triangular extensions at the top.


Distribution and occurrence: Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, ?CWS
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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.
  Privacy | Copyright | Disclaimer | About PlantNET | Cite PlantNET