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Einadia nutans

Citation: A.J. Scott, Reprium nov. Spec. Regni veg. 89:3 (1978).

Synonymy: Rhagodia nutans R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 408 (1810).

Common name: Climbing saltbush, nodding saltbush.

Scrambling perennial with a woolly base; leaves opposite or alternate; lamina linear to broadly triangular, entire, rounded to truncate or hastate at the base, 10-20 rarely to 40 mm long, moderately mealy when young, abruptly petiolate.

Inflorescence a narrow panicle 2-4 cm long; perianth depressed-globular, 0.7-1.5 cm diam., mealy to glabrescent; perianth-segments oblong, enlarging and becoming red and fleshy in fruit; stamens 0-2 (rarely 3).

Pericarp succulent, c. 4 mm diam.; seed 1-1.5 mm diam.; testa rugulose to areolate-reticulate, black.

Published illustration: Williams (1984) Native plants of Queensland 2:117.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: A polymorphic species. The following subspecies represent the principal variants.

Key to Infraspecific taxa:
1. Leaves narrow-sagittate, subcoriaceous; seed c. 1.5 mm diam. (central Australia)
subsp. eremaea 1b.
1. Leaves narrow- to broad-hastate or deltoid, thin; seed c. 1 mm diam
2. Leaves narrow-hastate; berry ovoid
subsp. oxycarpa 1c.
2. Leaves variable; berry depressed-globular
subsp. nutans 1a.

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