Common name: Dessert Glasswort
Tecticornia triandra (F.Muell.) K.A.Sheph. & Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Pachycornia triandra (F.Muell.) J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Erect succulent shrub to c. 1 m high with grooves running the length of the internodes; the succulent portion drying and shrinking with age leaving woody older sections.
Leaves with spreading lobes 2–5 mm long.
Inflorescence 10–20 mm long. Flowers c. 4 mm long; perianth membranous. Stamen 1. Ovary vertical, fused to axis, ovule 1. Seeds c. 2 mm diam., smooth, brown, perisperm central.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows in saline areas of the arid inland.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP, 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 Pachycornia triandra
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