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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex obconica

Citation: Paul G. Wilson, Fl. Aust. 4:324 (1984). Rounded annual or short-lived perennial c. 30 cm high, monoecious; leaves petiolate, thin, with a thin scurry indumentum (or developing a silvery sheen); lamina broadly obovate to rhomboid, 10-15 mm long, rounded at the apex, sinuate on the margin; petiole about half the length of and grading into the lamina.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Flowers in mixed axillary clusters.

Fruiting bracteoles fused, subcampanulate, seemingly sessile, scurfy-pubescent; tube compressed-obconical, c. 3 mm long, slightly inflated, fibrous, the upper half with a compressed spherical cavity enclosing the utricle; wing more or less horizontal to undulate, reticulate, almost circular and sinuate on the margin or divided into semicircular halves, in all 5-8 mm diam.; apex flat and continuous with the wings or produced in the center into a narrowly triangular 2-lobed tip to 2 mm long; seed circular; radicle basal, horizontal.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_obc.jpg Atriplex obconica. Fruit.
Image source: fig. 151c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Often found along drainage channels in subsaline soils.

S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: all months.


SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: Not Applicable

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