Benth., Fl. Aust. 5:175 (1870).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Muellers (or annual) saltbush.
Spreading to erect herb branching from the base, to 30 cm high; leaves thin, broadly obovoid, apex rounded, base cuneate and passing into a petiole half the length of the lamina, in all 15-30 mm long, margin undulate to sinuately lobed, upper surface glabrescent, lower surface scaly.
Male flowers clustered in terminal axils; female flowers in scattered axillary clusters.
Fruiting bracteoles sessile or almost so, bluntly deltoid to circular, swollen, hard, smooth, c. 3 mm long and wide at the apex, connate except at the rounded apex, valves herbaceous, forming a narrow denticulate margin around the apex of the bracteole; appendages absent; seed circular, radicle lateral, erect.
Image source: fig. 150y in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
F. Mueller (1889) Iconography of Australian salsolaceous plants, t. 7.
S.Aust.: LE. N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: not available.
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