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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex elachophylla

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 7:8 (1869).

Synonymy: -A. varia Ewart & O.B. Davies, Fl. North. Terr. 94, t. 11 (1917).

Common name: None

Description:
Erect perennial to 50 cm high; leaves varying from narrow-elliptic to elliptic, subsessile and 2.5-5 mm long to obovate and 10-40 mm long, entire to strongly sinuate-dentate; upper surface glabrescent, lower surface scurfy to scaly.

Male flowers in small glomerules 2-3 mm diam., in terminal axils; female flowers in scattered axillary clusters.

Fruiting bracteoles sessile, united into a swollen campanulate tube 1.5-2.5 mm long, or rarely the tube narrow-deltoid and passing into a short pedicel; apex truncate to rounded, entire or 3-toothed; appendages small and tooth-like, 1-4 on each face, or absent.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_ela.jpg Atriplex elachophylla. Fruits
Image source: fig. 150k in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 238.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NW, LE.   W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: May — Nov. (few records).


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