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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex cryptocarpa

Citation: Aellen, Bot. Jb. 71:228 (1940).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Divaricately branched shrub c. 50 cm high, monoecious; leaves sessile, erect, deeply concave and partially clasping the branch; frequently congested on the dwarf lateral shoots; lamina broadly ovate, 4-8 mm long, apex acute and often recurred, base rounded or cordate, margin entire or with 2-4 teeth, scaly or with a grey sheen, sometimes glabrous with age.

Male flowers in axillary glomerules towards the apex of the branches; female flowers axillary, solitary, obscured by the subtending leaf.

Fruiting bracteoles sessile, united except at the apex, oblong; apex 3-toothed; base rounded; in all c. 2.5 mm long, 1.5 mm wide.

Published illustration: Aellen (1940) Bot. Jb. 71:229, figs A1, A2.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NU, GT.   W.Aust.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: July — Oct.


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