Tetragonia moorei M. Gray APNI*
Description: Succulent annual with slender taproot, erect, prostrate or decumbent; young shoots pubescent.
Leaves narrow- to broad-ovate, elliptic or rhombic, to 10 cm long, to 5 cm wide, petiolate.
Flowers yellow-green, solitary in the axils, perianth lobes 4, 1–2 mm long, pubescent. Stamens 4–8. Styles mostly 8–13.
Fruit broad-ovoid to ellipsoid, variably ribbed on side with 2 lateral and moslty 2–6 (sometimes more) smaller and claw-like projections, or ± equal.
Distribution and occurrence:
Widespread in arid and semi-arid areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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