Moq., Chenop. Monogr. Enum. 59 (1840).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Native orache.
Spreading to erect annual c. 1 m high, monoecious; branches quadrangular, almost glabrous; lower leaves lanceolate, base cuneate, margin entire to deeply serrate, often hastate with forwardly directed lobes, 5-10 mm long including a petiole of c. 10 mm.
Flowers mixed, spiciform, paniculate with the flowers in at first continuous and later in disjunct clusters.
Fruiting bracteoles deltoid, acute, 3-4 mm long and wide, united in the lower half or free to the base, entire or with 1 or 2 teeth, smooth or with warty protuberances, becoming black and thickened with age; seeds of 2 types, brown and black, orbicular; radicle basal, horizontal.
||Atriplex australasica. Fruit
Image source: fig. 150d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Found in wet brackish situations, often coastal.
S.Aust.: MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Jan. — April.
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