Scientific Name:
Suaeda novae-zelandiae Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 231 (1961)
Vernacular Name(s):
Sea blite

Perennial much-branched subshrub; stems woody, bearing persistent lf-bases, ± ascending, up to 30 cm. or more long; branchlets grooved when dry. Lvs sessile, opp., alt., or fascicled (on same plant), approxi-mate, patent; lamina fleshy, linear to narrow-oblong (occ. narrow- obovate), ± apiculate, 4–12 × 1–2 mm. Fls axillary, (1)–3–(4) together, each subtended by 2 bracteoles. Per. 5-lobed; lobes ovate, erect; stigmas 2–3; seeds horizontal, red-brown, glossy.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Nov.–Mar.; Fruiting: Nov.–Mar.

de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]