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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex lobativalvis

Citation: 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

Description:
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.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_lob.jpg Atriplex lobativalvis. Fruit.
Image source: fig. 150v in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: F. Mueller (1889) Iconography of Australian salsolaceous plants, t. 6.

Distribution:  Found in wet situations on heavy soil.

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

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: all months.


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