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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Suaeda baccifera

Citation: Pallas, Illust. Plant. 48 (1803).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Procumbent to suberect annual or short-lived perennial, to 0.5 m high, glaucescent, glabrous; leaves narrow-oblong (plano-convex) to semiterete, acute, sometimes bristle-tipped, 8-15 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, pellucid on the margin, congested on lateral branches.

Flowers bisexual and female, in axillary clusters forming slender dense inflorescences with somewhat flexuose branches.

Fruiting perianth depressed-globular, to 3.5 mm diam., lobed to near the base; segments hooded, eventually inflated, retaining their shape on drying; ovary free, narrow-conical, with a truncate apex; seed erect or horizontal, circular to broad-elliptic, biconvex, c. 1 mm wide; testa crustaceous, glossy, a dark reddish-brown to black.

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 280, as Suaeda sp.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: GT, EP, NL, SL, SE.   W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.   Native to the U.S.S.R. Grows in heavy slightly saline soil in disturbed situations.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Flowers and/or fruits: May (1 record).


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