R. Br. Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 406 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Berry saltbush, creeping saltbush.
Prostrate or decumbent perennial herb with slender spreading branches arising from a woody tap root, monoecious; leaves thin, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, shortly petiolate, 1-2 cm long, almost glabrous above, scaly beneath, margin sinuate-dentate to entire.
Male flowers in small glomerules in distal axils; female flowers in scattered axillary clusters.
Fruiting bracteoles minutely pedicellate, rhomboid, 2-5 mm long and wide, acute, red and succulent when ripe, glabrous; margin entire or with 1-4 small teeth; appendages absent; seed with an ascending radicle.
||Atriplex semibaccata. Fruit.
Image source: fig. 151l in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 245.
Widespread in northern Australia. Introduced for grazing in Tas. and in many parts of the mainland; usually found in heavy soil (sometimes slightly saline).
S.Aust.: LE, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: all months.
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