Tetragonia implexicoma

Common name: 

Bower Spinach

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKNPTWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW and Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Coast Banksia woodland, coast dune scrub, saltmarsh1

Flower description:

Yellow

Habit:

Succulent prostrate shrub1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has succulent red fruit that ripens to black. The flowers are strongly scented and on long stalks. Tetragonia tetragonioides has almost sessile flowers1

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Image of Tetragonia implexicoma Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.