Tecticornia papillata (Chenopodiaceae: Salicornioideae), a new andromonoecious samphire from near the Carnarvon Range, Western Australia

Kelly Shepherd

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Shepherd K.A., Tecticornia papillata (Chenopodiaceae: Salicornioideae), a new andromonoecious samphire from near the Carnarvon Range, Western Australia. Nuytsia 18: 259–266 (2008). Tecticornia papillata K.A.Sheph., described here as new, has an unusual fruit structure previously only observed in T. disarticulata (Paul G.Wilson) K.A.Sheph. & Paul G.Wilson. It differs from this species in having vegetative articles and bracts with strongly fimbriate margins and caudate apices, and a distinctly papillate epidermis for which the species is named. As this new species has a restricted distribution it has a Priority One conservation status. A distribution map and images of the species are presented. In addition, the molecular and morphological diversity within T. disarticulata is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-266
JournalNuytsia
Volume18
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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