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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex eichleri

Citation: Aellen in H. Eichler, Suppl. 111 (1965).

Synonymy: A. campanulata Benth. var. adnata J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 42:172 (1918).

Common name: None

Description:
Decumbent to erect annual or short-lived perennial to 20 cm high, monoecious; leaves elliptic to broadly elliptic, 10-15 mm long, subsessile, entire to faintly sinuate-dentate, scaly-tomentose on both surfaces.

Male flowers in small glomerules in the distal leaf axils usually mixed with some female flowers; female flowers in scattered axillary glomerules; fruiting bracteoles appressed, flat, c. 5 mm long, prominently reticulate with age, fused in the lower two-thirds into a campanulate tube, broadly triangular above; the adaxial limb considerably shorter than the abaxial; appendages paired, inflated, attached along the margins of the adaxial bracteole; pedicel 0.5-1 mm long.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_eic.jpg Atriplex eichleri. Fruits
Image source: fig. 150j in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: H. Eichler (1965) Suppl., fig. 378A.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: LE, FR, EA.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug. — Nov.


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