Lange, Ind. Semin. Haun. 28 (1861).
Synonymy: -R. halophilus F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 4:48 (1863).
Common name: Bristly dock, glistening (or shiny) dock.
Erect (in the north of its range) but a rather tall branching annual to c. 55 cm high along the Murray; leaves 2-8 x 0.5-1 cm, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, cordate or with 2 small auricles at the base, rarely tapering into the petiole, on large specimens to 15 cm long and very narrow; stipules membranous, conspicuous.
Clusters many-flowered, distant or approximate and finally confluent, with crisped floral leaves much longer than the clusters; valves small, 1.75-2.5 mm long, acuminate, with 1 or 2 teeth on each side and a tubercle on the midrib.
Fruiting pedicels c. 1.5 mm long; seeds c. 0.5 mm long, c. 0.3 mm wide, dull-red.
Image source: fig. 99h 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. 235.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, EA, EP, MU. All mainland States.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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