Triglochin mucronata

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Triglochin mucronata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Juncaginaceae
Genus: Triglochin
Species: T. mucronata
Binomial name
Triglochin mucronata
R.Br.

Triglochin mucronata is a salt-tolerant herb native to Australia.

Description[edit]

It grows as an annual herb that sprawls along the ground, reaching a height of no more than 22 centimetres. It has green flowers.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

This species was published by Robert Brown in 1810. Brown's name has been accepted as sound since publication, but names have twice been published based on specimens of T. mucronata, resulting in the taxonomic synonyms Triglochin calcarata Hook. and Triglochin neesii Endl. It was divided into three variety in 1909, but these have not been accepted.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It occurs in southern Australia, in the states of Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. It favours saline areas, such as the coast and inline salt lakes.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Triglochin mucronata R.Br.". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ "Triglochin mucronata R.Br.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.