Tetragonia implexicoma

Common name: 

Bower Spinach

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:



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

Image of Tetragonia implexicoma
Image of Tetragonia implexicoma Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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