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Samphire, Tecticornia pergranulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Salicornioideae
Genus: Tecticornia
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Tecticornia is a genus of succulent, salt tolerant plant largely endemic to Australia. Taxa in the genus are commonly referred to as samphires.[1] In 2007, the genus Halosarcia, along with three other Australian genera (Pachycornia, Sclerostegia and Tegicornia) was incorporated into the genus.[2]


Species include:[2][1]


  1. ^ a b "Tecticornia". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia. 
  2. ^ a b "Tecticornia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ "Species Profile and Threats Database, Halosarcia bulbosa". Australian Government, Department for Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Halosarcia calyptrata". Florabase. Retrieved 2006-10-18. 
  5. ^ "Threatened Flora of Eyre Peninsula" (PDF). Australian Government, Department for Environment and Heritage. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-20. Retrieved 2006-10-01. 
  6. ^ Department of the environment, Australia (2004). "EPBC Nomination to de-list from the Vulnerable category, Halosarcia flabelliformis (Bead Glasswort)" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-02-07.