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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex papillata

Citation: J.H. Willis, Victorian Nat. 73:152 (1957).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Prostrate to spreading annual or short-lived perennial herb to 20 cm high, monoecious; branches slender; leaves thick, elliptic to narrow-elliptic, sessile, 10-20 mm long, incurved, with a densely grey-scaly indumentum below, sparsely scurry above.

Male flowers (with 1 or 2 female) in terminal axillary glomerules; female flowers in axillary clusters of 2-4.

Fruiting bracteoles densely scurfy, sessile, broad-oblong, 1-4 mm long, fused to near the apex; lower half bearing numerous prominent soft papilliform appendages; upper half smooth and flat, shortly three-toothed; seed circular; radicle lateral, erect.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_pap.jpg Atriplex papillata. Fruit.
Image source: fig. 151e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Found in strongly saline soil.

S.Aust.: EA, MU.   N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: March — June.


SA Distribution Map based
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