F. Muell., Iconogr. Austral. Salsolac. Pl. t. 6 (1889); Victorian Nat. 9:187 (1893).
Synonymy: -A. lobativalvis F. Muell. var. biarcuata Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:408 (1938).
Common name: None
Prostrate herb with branches to 20 cm long, monoecious; leaves small, sessile or shortly petiolate, sparsely to moderately scurfy on both surfaces; lamina ovate to broadly elliptic or rhomboid (the broader leaves sessile), 5-10 mm long, remotely sinuate-dentate.
Flowers in axillary clusters.
Fruiting bracteoles scurfy, sessile or slender-pedicellate, rhomboid to fan-shaped, 2-3 mm long and wide; basal half united into a deltoid tube prominently keeled on either side; distal half free, herbaceous, deeply divided into 5 or rarely 3 narrowly triangular lobes; seed circular, prominently biconvex corresponding to the keels of the bracteoles; radicle lateral, erect.
||Atriplex lobativalvis. Fruit.
Image source: fig. 150v in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
F. Mueller (1889) Iconography of Australian salsolaceous plants, t. 6.
Found in wet situations on heavy soil.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, EA. N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: all months.
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