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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex kochiana

Citation: Maiden, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 21:87 (1897).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Erect rounded annual or short-lived perennial to 40 cm high, monoecious; leaves thin, with a scaly sheen on both surfaces; lamina very broadly obovate, base cuneate; petiole slightly winged, more or less half the length of the lamina.

Male flowers in glomerules forming continuous or disjunct slender spikes; female flowers in axillary clusters.

Fruiting bracteoles sessile or minutely stipitate, united towards the base into a compressed broadly turbinate tube 0.5-1.5 mm high and 1.5-2.5 mm wide at the apex, expanding above into thin appressed prominently veined fan-shaped valves with sinuate margins, 5-8 mm wide and 2.5 mm high; appendages inflated, compressed, ovate to orbicular, cordate at the base, equal to or exceeding the valves, attached at the apex of the tube of each bracteole by a short stipe; seed depressed-orbicular; radicle lateral, erect.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_koc.jpg Atriplex kochiana. Fruits.
Image source: fig. 150p 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: May — Sept.


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