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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex pumilio

Citation: R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 406 (1810).

Synonymy: A. prostrata R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 406 (1810), nom. illegit., non Boucher ex DC. (1805); A. decumbens R. Br. ex Schultes in Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 6:289 (1820).

Common name: None

Description:
Prostrate to decumbent perennial, monoecious; leaves very shortly petiolate, elliptic to circular, 2-6 mm long, with a scaly sheen on both surfaces.

Flowers in glomerules; male glomerules terminal or in distal leaf axils on the principal branchlets; female glomerules scattered along branches or on dwarf lateral shoots, sometimes reduced to 1 flower.

Fruiting bracteoles broadly oblong-elliptic, convex, obtuse or rounded at the apex, 1-1.5 mm long, sessile or minutely pedicellate, valves united except at the apex.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: LE, NU, GT, EP, NL, MU, YP.   W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: all months.


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