H. Eichler, Suppl. 113 (1965).
Synonymy: Blackiella macropterocarpa Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:427 (1938).
Common name: None
Annual herb to 30 cm high; leaves obovate to orbicular-rhomboid, c. 15-25 mm long, scaly on both surfaces, apex rounded, base cuneate and narrowed into a petiole about half the length of the lamina, margin sinuate-dentate.
Male flowers in terminal glomerules or forming disjunct spikes or panicles; female flowers in scattered axillary glomerules.
Fruiting bracteoles sessile, united to near the apex, glabrous; tube turbinate, with a rounded base, 2-4 mm long, spongy, passing upwards into a pair of horizontal wing-like entire slightly spongy auriculate appendages 5-8 mm wide, the margins of which are decurrent down the tube; apex of the tube rounded, its centre apiculate, with minute narrow-triangular terminal lobes; seeds with a basal horizontal radicle.
||Atriplex macropterocarpa. Fruit.
Image source: fig. 150w in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: LE, GT, FR. Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: April — Nov.
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