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Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex turbinata

Citation: Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:356 (1937).

Synonymy: A. leptocarpa F. Muell. forma turbinata R. Anderson, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. W. 55:499 (1930); A. leptocarpa F. Muell. var. turbinata (R. Anderson)J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 299 (1948).

Common name: None

Description:
Rounded annual or short-lived perennial to 30 cm high, monoecious; leaves thin, scurfy on both surfaces, sessile, elliptic to obovate, c. 10 (rarely to 30) mm long, obtuse, entire or weakly sinuate-dentate, cuneate at the base.

Male flowers in glomerules in terminal axils; female flowers in axillary clusters.

Fruiting bracteoles pedicellate, turbinate to narrow-turbinate, lower two-thirds united into a flattened narrowly deltoid tube 2-3 mm long, upper third of free appressed semicircular herbaceous reticulate lobes shortly 3-toothed; pedicel slender or thickened, more or less equal in length to the tube; seed circular; radicle erect, prominently projecting.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_tur.jpg Atriplex turbinata. Fruit.
Image source: fig. 151q in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: LE, GT, EA.   N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Dec. — March.


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