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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex macropterocarpa

Citation: H. Eichler, Suppl. 113 (1965).

Synonymy: Blackiella macropterocarpa Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:427 (1938).

Common name: None

Description:
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.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_mac.jpg Atriplex macropterocarpa. Fruit.
Image source: fig. 150w in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: LE, GT, FR.   Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: April — Nov.


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