Surreya mesembryanthema (F.Muell.) R.Masson & G.Kadereit (2013:109)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hemichroa mesembryanthema F.Muell. in Fragm. 8: 38 (1873); Polycnemum mesembryanthemum (F.Muell.) F.Muell. in J. Bot. 15: 276 (1877)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1872 (Chinnock & Badman, 1986)

Rediscovered on 2 August 1984 (Chinnock & Badman, 1986:206)



Queensland & South Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










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