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Electronic Flora of South Australia infraspecific Fact Sheet

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex paludosa ssp. paludosa

Synonymy: Atriplex paludosa

Common name: Marsh saltbush.

Description:
Decumbent shrub to 3 m diam.; leaves narrow-elliptic, acute, entire, glabrous above, white-scaly below; lamina 15-30 mm long, 2-8 wide; petiole 2-3 mm long.

Fruiting bracteoles sessile; valves somewhat fleshy, triangular, acute, to 1 cm long and wide, truncate or slightly cordate at the base, entire or with 2 antrorse lobes above the widest point (tridentate); appendages absent or rarely paired.

Distribution:  Found on the landward edges of coastal saltmarshes.

S.Aust.: SL, SE.   Vic.; Tas.

Flowering time: in all months.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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