Australian Native Plants

  Tecticornia arbuscula (Shrubby Glasswort)


Tecticornia arbuscula photo
Tecticornia arbuscula, Cheetham Wetlands, Victoria, Australia

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SHRUBBY GLASSWORT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Tecticornia arbuscula in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Shrubby Glasswort

Description
Shrubby Glasswort is an upright or spreading coastal shrub growing to about two metres in height. The branches are brown with succulent branchlets made up of green segments that grow up to about 1 cm in length. The flowers are very small and white with bracts and produced on the end segments of the stems. The seeds are elliptical. The plant has also been known as Salicornia arbuscula, Arthrocnemum arbuscula, Sclerostegia arbuscula.

Height
0.3m - 2m

Habitat
found in coastal wetlands, estuaries, coastal headlands

Distribution
Tecticornia arbuscula is found in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and southern Western Australia.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Amaranthaceae
Genus:Tecticornia
Species:arbuscula
Common Name:Shrubby Glasswort


Relatives in same Genus
  Tecticornia pergranulata