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Electronic Flora of South Australia infraspecific Fact Sheet

Family: Amaranthaceae
Atriplex paludosa ssp. cordata

Citation: Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:405 (1938).

Synonymy: A. paludosa R. Br. var. cordata Benth., Fl. Aust. 5:170 (1870); ?A. reniformis R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 406 (1810); ?A. paludosa R. Br. var. acuticordata Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:404 (1938); ?A. paludosa R. Br. var. cordivalvis Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:404 (1938); Pachypharynx acuminata Aellen, Bot. Jb. 68:430 (1938).

Common name: None

Erect shrub; leaves very narrow-elliptic, acute, entire, scaly all over; lamina 15-25 mm long, 2-4 mm wide; petiole c. 2 mm long.

Fruiting bracteoles sessile or occasionally with a slender pedicel to 3 mm long; valves orbicular to triangular, 7-10 mm long, 8-12 mm wide, acute, truncate to cordate at the base, entire or tridentate; appendages absent.

image of FSA1_Atriplex_pal_cor.jpg Atriplex paludosa subsp. cordata. Fruits.
Image source: fig. 151d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Often found on coastal stable dunes but also inland in the MU region.

S.Aust.: NU, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.   W.Aust.

Flowering time: all months.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available

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