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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex quinii

Citation: F. Muell., Victorian Nat. 5:96 (1888).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Rounded perennial herb c. 20 cm high, monoecious; leaves thin, narrow-obovate to narrow-oblanceolate, obtuse, 20-30 mm long, entire, scalloped or coarsely toothed towards the apex, covered with a grey scaly sheen on both surfaces.

Male flowers in glomerules c. 2 mm diam., forming short interrupted spikes or panicles; female flowers in axillary clusters.

Fruiting bracteoles thin, reniform, c. 6 mm high, c. 10 mm wide, entire, free to the very short deltoid tube, with a swollen reniform appendage c. 5 mm wide, attached at the base of each bracteole; pedicel short, cylindrical to narrow-obconic, 2-4 mm long; seed with an erect radicle.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_qui.jpg Atriplex quinii. Fruit
Image source: fig. 151j in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: F. Mueller (1889) Iconography of Australian salsolaceous plants, t. 12; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 245.

Distribution:  In rocky soils or slopes of hills.

S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT.   W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: all months especially July — Sept.

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Biology: No text

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