Genus:
Tetragonia L.

Tetragonia tetragonoides (Pall.) Kuntze

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China to Vietnam and Temp. E. Asia, Australasia to New Caledonia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Native of New Zealand, widely grown as a vegetable, “New Zealand Spinach”, which has sometimes escaped from cultivation.
Morphology General Habit
Robust, procumbent annual, stems fleshy; all parts glabrous
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole up to 2.5 cm long; leaf-blade ovate-rhombic, up to 11 x 7.5 cm, base cuneate, ± decurrent into petiole, tip obtuse or bluntly acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary or paired, 4–5-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–22
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 5–8-celled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 5–10 mm long, smooth except for a whorl of horns, one below each perianth lobe.

[FZ]

Tetragoniaceae, M. L. Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
A large prostrate or prostrate-ascending somewhat succulent annual with stout trailing stems.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–13 × 2–8·5 cm., rhombic, deltate or rhombic-ovate, obtuse or subacuminate at apex, with the base cuneate and more or less decurrent into the petiole, somewhat succulent; petiole 5–25 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish or yellowish, solitary or paired, axillary, subsessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments (3)4(5), up to 8 mm. in fruit, acute, green outside, yellowish-green inside, unequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4-many, solitary or fasciculate, with orbicular anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary semi-inferior, of 5–8 united carpels and 5–8 styles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit up to 10 × 7 mm., smooth, conical or top-shaped, bearing below each perianth-segment a horn which sometimes gives rise to another flower or branchlet.

Native to:

China South-Central, China Southeast, Kermadec Is., Korea, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Queensland, South Australia, Taiwan, Tasmania, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Algeria, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Ascension, Azores, Baleares, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, California, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Easter Is., Ecuador, Finland, Florida, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Italy, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northwest, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Peru, Portugal, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Somalia, Spain, St.Helena, Sumatera, Sweden, Tonga, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Tetragonia tetragonoides (Pall.) Kuntze appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mueller, F.J.H.von. [s.n.], Victoria K000768362 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], New Zealand K000768469 Yes

First published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 264 (1891)

Accepted by

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  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 4: 1-559. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
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Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.
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Flora of Somalia

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