|Shrubby Glasswort photos|
|Scientific Name:||Tecticornia arbuscula (syn. Sclerostegia arbuscula, Salicornia arbusculum, Arthrocnemum arbuscula)|
Population of Shrubby Glasswort
Photo: A J Brown
Native to the coastlands of all Australian States and the Northern Territory.
Green, perennial, intricately branching shrub to 2 m tall. Branchlets consist of short segments called articles. Fresh vegetative articles are bright green, glaucous or reddish and 3-10 mm long.
Flowering articles 2-5 or rarely 6, almost globular on a very short spike < 1 cm long. Flowers in 3’s, the central one bisexual and the laterals male. Seed elliptic with a smooth coat.
Coastal saltmarsh around Western Port Bay, Port Phillip Bay and Corner Inlet and scattered elsewhere along the western Victorian coastline.
Similar in general appearance to Black-seeded Samphire (Tecticornia pergraulata) and Beaded Glasswort (Sarcocornia quinqueflora).