Tecticornia pergranulata (J.M.Black) K.A.Sheph. & Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Halosarcia pergranulata (J.M.Black) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 1 m high.
Branches swollen, succulent, dull green or glaucous; leaf lobes entire, small.
Inflorescences mainly terminal, occasionally intercalary, to 4 cm long. Flowers bisexual or, in some cases, only female, variously free or fused to one another and/or the upper bract; perianth 3-lobed, 2 lateral lobes and one lower rounded lobe either inside or outside the laterals.
Seed nearly circular, c. 1 mm diam., brown to reddish brown to black, concentrically colliculate all over. Fruiting spikes either remaining intact and breaking down to release seed, or eventually releasing separate fruitlets.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in inland or, less commonly, coastal saline areas.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. N.T. S.A. W.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW vol 1 (1990) (as Halosarcia pergranulata)
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Spikes undulate in outline; lower lobes of perianth prominent, usually overlapping lateral lobes||subsp. pergranulata|
|Spikes terete; lower lobes of perianth shallow and scarcely overlapping lateral lobes||subsp. divaricata|
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