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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Coast Banksia woodland, coast dune scrub, saltmarsh 1

Flower Description:



Succulent prostrate shrub 1

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 flowers 1


Image: Freya Thomas

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

WA Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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