F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 9:123 (1875).
Synonymy: Haloxanthium fissivalve (F. Muell.)Ulbr., Natürl. Pflanzenfam. edn 2, 16c:521 (1934).
Common name: Gibber saltbush.
Open annual herb 10-30 cm high, branching from the base, monoecious; leaves thin, ovate to suborbicular, obtuse, entire or sinuate, scaly-tomentose, lamina 10-20 mm long, petiole 5-10 mm long.
Flowers in glomerules in the axils of leaves including the basal leaves.
Fruiting bracteoles sessile, flat, broadly deltoid, c. 4 mm high and wide, glossy, prominently nerved, deeply divided into 3-5 major narrow lanceolate lobes and smaller basal teeth, appendages basally attached, either flat or somewhat inflated and similar in shape to the bracteoles but somewhat small; seed broadly elliptic, transversly positioned; radicle directed tangentially from the vertical.
||Atriplex fissivalvis. Fruits
Image source: fig. 150l 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. 239.
S.Aust.: LE, GT, FR, EP. Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: probably mainly May — Oct.
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