Einadia nutans subsp. linifolia

Family Chenopodiaceae

Herb with prostrale or twining herbaceous or woody stems, leaves linear, perennial rootstock. Longevity 5 - 10 years.

Flowers: At any time throughout the year.

Fruit: Inflated succulent, red pericarp 2–3 mm diameter surrounding 1 small seed, August–April. Probably bird dispersed.

Seed: Small 1.3 x 0.5 mm, black disc-shaped.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Grassy woodland habitat in partial shade.
  • Common in woodland under trees at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Abundant seedlings noted in burnt and unburnt areas after rain.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Einadia nutans subsp linifolia plant

Einadia nutans subsp linifolia fruits

Einadia nutans subsp linifolia seed