F. Muell., Rep. Babbage Exped. 1858 19 (1859).
Synonymy: Senniella spongiosa (F. Muell.)Aellen var. holocarpa (F. Muell.)Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:418 (1938); A. spongiosa F. Muell. var. holocarpa (F. Muell.)J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 300 (1948).
Common name: Pop saltbush.
Rounded annual or short-lived perennial herb to 30 cm high, monoecious; leaves thin (rarely leathery) scurfy on both surfaces; lamina deltoid to narrow-rhomboid, 15-30 mm long, apex acute, base obtuse, margin sinuate to serrate; petiole more or less half the length of the lamina.
Flowers in axillary glomerules.
Fruiting bracteoles sessile, fused, globular to obovoid, 8-12 mm long, shortly apiculate, inflated; epidermal covering thin, scurfy or eventually glabrous, supported on a network of fibrous veins; utricle cavity compressed-elliptic in the centre of the bracteoles, with a thin woody wall; seed erect, broadly elliptic; radicle lateral, erect.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 239 & fig. 44/9.
Often found on flood plains or sandy flats.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, SL. All mainland States.
Flowering time: June — Oct.
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Very similar to and often growing with A. spongiosa.
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