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.
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