Malacocera tricornis

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Malacocera tricornis


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Camphorosmoideae
Tribus: Camphorosmeae
Genus: Malacocera
Species: Malacocera tricornis



Malacocera tricornis (Benth.) R.H.Anderson, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 51: 382. (1926)


  • Basionym
    • Chenolea tricornis Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 191. (1870)
      • Lectotype (designated by Chinnock, 1980: 146): "Clay Flats, Darling River, Dallachy s.n. Lectotype: MEL 1514717.
  • Homotypic
    • Bassia tricornis (Benth.) F.Muell., Syst. Census Austral. Pl. 30. (1882)


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • S-Western Australia, S-Northern Territory, C- and E-South Australia, S-Queensland, W-New South Wales, NW-Victoria

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: Soft Horns, Goat-head, Three-horned Saltbush
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