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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex acutiloba

Citation: R. Anderson, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 59:270 (1934).

Synonymy: -A. acutiloba R. Anderson var. velutinelliformis Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:389 (1938).

Common name: None

Description:
Short-lived perennial c. 50 cm high, monoecious; leaves thin, petiolate, scurry to scurfy-tomentose on both surfaces; lamina broadly ovate to broadly elliptic, 2-4 cm long, acute, acutely lobed, base cuneate; petiole half the length of the lamina.

Flowers mixed in clusters, both axillary and forming short disjunct spikes.

Fruiting bracteoles sessile or subsessile, appressed, free to the base, broadly triangular, c. 5 mm long and wide (rarely to triangular), more or less scurfy-tomentose; margins prominently dentate; appendages small, semicircular, inflated, 0.5-1 mm wide, near the base of each bracteole; seed circular; radicle erect.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_acutil.jpg Atriplex acutiloba. Fruits
Image source: fig. 150b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: R. Anderson (1934) Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 59:271, figs 1, 2.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: LE, GT, FR, EA, EP, MU.   N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug. — Sept.


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