Three new species of Tecticornia (formerly Halosarcia) (Chenopodiaceae: Salicornioideae) from the Eremaean Botanical Province, Western Australia

Kelly Shepherd

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Shepherd, K.A. Three new species of Tecticornia (formerly Halosarcia) (Chenopodiaceae:Salicornioideae) from the Eremaean Botanical Province, Western Australia. Nuytsia 17: 353–366(2007). Three new samphires that occur on saline floodways and around salt lakes in the semi-arid andarid zones of the Eremaean Botanical Province are described. Tecticornia cymbiformis K.A.Sheph. &Paul G.Wilson, a conservation Priority listed species currently known from three disjunct populations,has been recognised as distinct for a number of years but has never been formally described. A secondPriority species, T. mellaria K.A.Sheph., is only found on gypseous dunes in the vicinity of a largegold mine in the eastern Goldfields. Tecticornia laevigata K.A.Sheph., is closely allied to T. mellariabut has a widespread distribution and is not considered to be under threat. Images are included alongwith distribution maps and an amended “Flora of Australia” key to the former genus HalosarciaPaul G.Wilson.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-366
JournalNuytsia
Volume17
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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