Muellerolimon

FloraBase Australian Plant Name Index Department of Parks and Wildlife (Western Australia)

Muellerolimon
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Genus: Muellerolimon
Lincz.
Species:
M. salicorniaceum
Binomial name
Muellerolimon salicorniaceum
Synonyms

Statice salicorneacea F.Muell.
Limonium salicorneacea (F.Muell.) Kuntze

Muellerolimon salicorniaceum, the sole species in genus Muellerolimon, is a succulent perennial herb or shrub that grows on salt mudflats in Western Australia.

Description

It grows as an erect or spreading succulent perennial herb or shrub, from ten centimetres to a metre high. Its leaves are reduced to tiny scales sheathing the stem joints. Flowers are white, and occur in terminal cymes. The fruit is a nut.[1][2]

Taxonomy

The species was first published in 1881 by Ferdinand von Mueller, under the name Statice salicorneacea.[3] It was transferred into Limonium by Otto Kuntze in the 1890s, where it remained until 1982, when Igorj Alexandrovich Linczevski erected Muellerolimon for it.[4]

Distribution and habitat

It grows in coastal mudflats and salt marches of Western Australia. Most specimen collections have been near the coast between Geraldton and Broome, but there have also been collections from the west coast south of Perth, the south coast in the vicinity of Esperance, and as far inland as Wiluna.[1][2]

Ecology

It is halophytic. It is not considered threatened.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Muellerolimon F.Muell". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  2. ^ a b c "Muellerolimon salicorniaceum (F.Muell.) Lincz". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  3. ^ "Statice salicorneacea F.Muell". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  4. ^ "Muellerolimon salicorniaceum (F.Muell.) Lincz". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.