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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex incrassata

Citation: F. Muell., Rep. Babbage Exped. 1858 20 (1859).

Synonymy: A. cinerea Poiret subsp. incrassata (F. Muell.)Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:398 (1938). , Atriplex nummularia

Common name: None

Description:
Intricately branched shrub to 1 m high, dioecious; leaves ovate-deltoid, sinuate-dentate, truncate or slightly cuneate at the base, with a thin scaly covering on both surfaces; lamina 15-20 mm long; petiole 2-3 mm long.

Male flowers in disjunct or continuous glomerules c. 5 mm wide and forming slender spikes or panicles; female flowers in dense disjunct glomerules arranged in open leafy panicles.

Fruiting bracteoles subsessile, orbicular to obtusely deltoid, c. 10 mm long and wide; valves smooth, entire or bluntly denticulate, free to near the base, hard, ultimately thickened and convex except for the papery reflexed margin; seed with a lateral erect radicle.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_inc.jpg Atriplex incrassata. Fruits
Image source: fig. 150n in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: LE, GT, FR.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: April — June.


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: A. incrassata is similar to A. nummularia and could well be treated as a subspecies of the latter.

Author: Not yet available


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